10 Patient Safety Tips for Hospitals
Practical tips for promoting a culture of patient safety. Each tip provides a brief synopsis of key data or findings from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-supported research to help organizations recognize the benefit of changing current practices.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Effective Health Care Program
The Effective Health Care Program is dedicated to facilitating decision-making by providing findings from high-quality research in formats for different audiences.
AHRQ's Electronic Preventive Services Selector
AHRQ's Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) is a quick, hands-on tool designed to assist primary care clinicians identify and offer the screening, counseling, and preventive medication services appropriate for their patients. The ePSS is based on current, evidence-based recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and can be searched by specific patient characteristics, such as age, sex, and selected behavioral risk factors.
ICSI is an independent, non-profit organization which facilitates collaboration on health care quality improvement by medical groups, hospitals and health plans that provide health care services to people who live and work in the state of Minnesota and in adjacent areas of surrounding states. Founded in 1993 by HealthPartners Medical Group, Mayo Clinic and ParkNicollet Health Services, today ICSI has 56 members and is funded by all six Minnesota health plans.
Iowa Model for Evidence-Based Practice
By providing a guide for clinical decision-making, this model provides details regarding implementing evidence-based practices, including practitioner and organizational perspectives.
Medication Safety Best Practices Guide
A free downloadable tool to help hospitals identify ways to promote safe practices for medication use, managing medical errors, and contributing to patient safety education in ambulatory care settings.
Medscape Resource Center
Medscape offers health professionals robust and integrated medical information and educational tools.
National Guideline Clearinghouse
The National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC), a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NGC was originally created by AHRQ in partnership with the American Medical Association and the American Association of Health Plans (now America's Health Insurance Plans [AHIP]).