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Agency for Healthcare Research Quality

Quality & Patient Safety

CAHPS®—Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
Consumer feedback — survey and report tools — fact sheet — impact

Health Information Technology
Electronic health records — innovation — privacy — international standards — data sources — clinical vocabulary

Measuring Healthcare Quality
Studies and projects — standardized methods — performance measures

Medical Liability & Patient Safety Initiative
Funding announcements — technical assistance — fact sheet

National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™
Evaluate health care quality — online database — process — outcome — access — patient experience

Patient Safety & Medical Errors
Research program — patient safety tools — patient tips

Quality Diagnostic Tools for States
Events & technical assistance opportunities — quality improvement tools

Quality Indicators
Hospital quality measures — prevention — inpatient — patient safety

Quality Indicators—Hospital Toolkit
Hospital quality measures — inpatient — patient safety — quality improvement

Quality Information & Improvement
Employer experience — consumer information — case studies — glossary — Chartered Value Exchanges

Surveys on Patient Safety Culture
Toolkits — Reports — FAQs

Communicating with consumers — health care report cards

WebM&M: Morbidity & Mortality Rounds
Patient safety forum — learning modules — analysis of medical errors

Working for Quality Health Care
National Quality Strategy — Interagency Working Group on Health Care Quality

Archived Web Sites

These Web sites related to early initiatives in improving quality care are maintained for archival purposes only.

 President's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry
 Quality Interagency Coordination Task Force
Patient Safety Project Reduces Bloodstream Infections by 40%
Disparities Report Highlights Health Care Challenges for Racial & Ethnic Minorities
Consumers Choose High-Value Health Care Providers When Given Cost & Quality Information
News & Information
  Media Resources
Healthcare 411 Podcasts
Publications & Products
Information Quality Guidelines
Freedom of Information
Electronic Policies
Other HHS Agencies
Special Interest
Knowledge Transfer/Implementation
Nursing Research
Grants On-Line Database
PDA Applications
How AHRQ Helps People
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