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Tools & Resources

10 Patient Safety Tips for Hospitals
Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation
Advancing Patient Safety: A Decade of Evidence, Design, and Implementation
AHRQ Patient Safety Tools and Resources
Assessing the Evidence for Context-Sensitive Effectiveness and Safety of Patient Safety Practices: Developing Criteria
Becoming a High Reliability Organization: Operational Advice for Hospital Leaders
CUSP Toolkit New!
Developing a Community-Based Patient Safety Advisory Council
Impact of Working Conditions on Patient Safety
Improving Health Care Quality
Preventing Avoidable Readmissions: Improving the Hospital Discharge Process
Improving the Measurement of Surgical Site Infection Risk Stratification/Outcome Detection: Final Contract Report
Improving Patient Safety Through Simulation Research
Improving Patient Safety Through Simulation Research: Funded Projects
Health Care-Associated Infections: Tools & Resources
Partnerships for Quality: Fact Sheet
Patient Safety
Patient Safety Network
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005
Patient Safety Research in Progress: Program Brief
Priority Areas for National Action: Transforming Health Care Quality
Reducing and Preventing Adverse Drug Events To Decrease Hospital Costs
Transforming Hospitals: Designing for Safety and Quality
AHRQ Web M&M: Fact Sheet

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Research Findings

Research Activities: Online Newsletter 
Summarizes study findings relevant to medical errors and patient safety

Agency Press Releases

Date   Title
9/10/12 AHRQ Patient Safety Project Reduces Bloodstream Infections by 40 Percent
11/2/11 AHRQ Awards $34 Million To Expand Fight Against Healthcare-Associated Infections

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Evidence Reports & Technical Reviews

Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, No. 43:
Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices

Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, No. 208:
Closing the Quality Gap: Revisiting the State of the Science Series
Medication Adherence Interventions: Comparative EffectivenessNew!

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Patient Fact Sheets

Five Steps to Safer Health Care
20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors

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Patient Safety Task Force

AHRQ's Patient Safety Initiative: Building Foundations, Reducing Risk (Interim Report to the Senate Committee on Appropriations)

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Workshops & Conferences

Making the Health Care System Safer
Patient Safety Research Conference, March 2-4, 2003
Making the Health Care System Safer
Patient Safety Research Conference, September 28-29, 2004

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