AHRQ has many valuable resources to aid in the improvement of patient safety:
PSNET is a new national web-based resource featuring the latest news and essential resources on patient safety. The site offers weekly updates of patient safety literature, news, tools, and meetings ("What’s New"), and a vast set of carefully annotated links to important research and other information on patient safety.
Web M&M (Morbidity & Mortality Rounds on the Web) is the online journal and forum on patient safety and health care quality. This site features expert analysis of medical errors reported anonymously by readers, interactive learning modules on patient safety ("Spotlight Cases"), and Perspectives on Safety. CME and CEU credits are available.
The Health Care Innovations Exchange is an AHRQ program designed to support health care professionals in sharing and adopting innovations that improve the delivery of care to patients. Explore this site to find innovative strategies and quality-related tools, learn how to improve your organization’s ability to innovate and adopt new ideas, and interact with innovators and adopters.
AHRQ’s Quality Indicators (QIs) are measures of health care quality that make use of readily available hospital inpatient administrative data.
Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches describes what federally-funded programs have accomplished in understanding medical errors and implementing programs to improve patient safety over the last 8 years.
These toolkits are designed to help health care institutions and clinicians provide—and consumers receive—safe, quality health care at various points in the health care process: in the hospital, in the emergency department, in the intensive care unit, in the pharmacy, and when being discharged from one setting to another.
As part of its goal to support a culture of patient safety and quality improvement in the Nation's health care system, AHRQ is sponsoring the development of patient safety culture assessment tools for hospitals, nursing homes, and ambulatory outpatient medical offices.
The most updated version of the AHRQ Patient Safety brochure is now available.