the agency for healthcare research and quality (ahrq)'s programs offer practical information to help a variety of health care organizations, providers, and others make care safer in all health care settings.
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AHRQ created the Comparative Health System Performance Initiative to study how health care delivery systems promote evidence-based practices in delivering care. AHRQ’s goal is to understand the factors that affect health systems’ use of patient-centered outcomes research and to identify best practices in disseminating and using patient-centered outcomes research.
The health care system in the United States has been the subject of much debate as experts try to determine the best way to deliver high-quality care.
The Health Care Innovations Exchange was designed to speed the implementation of new and better ways of delivering health care. It offers busy health professionals and researchers the opportunity to share, learn about, and ultimately adopt evidence-based innovations and tools suitable for a range of health care settings and populations. Project funding for the Exchange ended in 2016.
AHRQ’s research-based resources for hospitals include toolkits, recommendations, and other resources to improve quality, reduce errors, and increase patient safety.
AHRQ’s patient safety research formed the foundation of the methods, tools, and resources that many hospitals and other frontline clinicians use to reduce HACs, which are conditions that a patient develops while in the hospital being treated for something else. To reduce HACs and other adverse events in hospitals, frontline clinicians and others use many of the methods, tools, and resources AHRQ developed.
AHRQ offers toolkits, recommendations, and other resources to improve quality, reduce errors, and increase patient safety in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and primary care facilities
AHRQ offers toolkits, recommendations, and other resources for long-term care facilities to improve quality, reduce errors, and increase patient safety.
AHRQ funds and conducts research to improve understanding of the impacts of SDOH, the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age, and how to mitigate them through the lens of the healthcare system.