Quality & Patient Safety
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Quality & Patient Safety Websites
AHRQ's mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.
NQMC is a public resource for evidence-based quality measures and measure sets. An initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Latest news and essential resources on patient safety.
AHRQ Patient Safety Network (PSNet) is a national web-based resource featuring the latest news and essential resources on patient safety.
The mission of the American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ) is to provide leadership and education in healthcare quality management.
AAMC Initiatives include integrating quality and improving health equity.
CMS reports, quality initiatives, patient assessment instruments, contractors and projects
FDA gateway for clinically important safety information and reporting serious problems with human medical products.
Health care-associated infections (HAIs), adverse drug events, federal resources for health care quality From the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) is a tool used by more than 90 percent of America's health plans to measure performance on important dimensions of care and service. From National Committee for Quality Assurance is a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality.
The NIHR HTA database provides free access to bibliographic information about ongoing and published health technology assessments. 15,000+ in progress and published health technology assessments from around the world.
Repository of measures in use or in development by the agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for quality measurement, improvement, and reporting.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.
Medication safety tools and resources from the nation's only 501c (3) nonprofit organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public.
Performance measurement, standards, patient safety. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.The 2013 Hospital Accreditation Standards are available at Matas Library Ready Reference (WX 15 Ac2).
Information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals. Find hospitals and compare the quality of their care.
Programs and resources to advance patient safety.
Incidentally, the Swiss cheese model below represents barriers or protections against error in the system. The holes in the cheese represent latent or hidden failures. When the holes line up, an error occurs.
Please visit the page found here to view the National Awards and honors that SMH has received as a result of not only a strong commitment to Quality Heathcare - Patient Safety, but also towards promoting a Culture of Safety.
World Health Organization's Global Patient Safety Challenge
Medication Without Harm aims to reduce severe avoidable medication-related harm by 50%, globally in the next 5 years.
2023 National Patient Safety Goals - Hospital Program
Below you will find a recent review of the literature that corresponds to each topic of the 2023 National Patient Safety Goals for the Hospital Program. Click on the link to access the full-text version of the article.
Goal : Improve the accuracy of patient identification
Goal : Improve the effectiveness of communication among caregivers
Goal: Improve the safety of using medications
Goal: Reduce the risk of health care-associated infections
Goal: Identify patient safety risks
Goal: Prevent mistakes in surgery