Health Care Quality
Keeping patients safe in health care settings is fundamental to achieving high-quality health care for all Americans. Our current initiatives aim to increase patient safety through prevention strategies focused on adverse drug events and health care-associated infections.
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There are around 4 million births per year in the United States. Several hundred thousand of these infants are admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) annually because of a national prematurity rate of 9.6%, as well as 2-3% rate of congenital anomalies.
Many ADEs (injuries that result from medical intervention related to a drug) are preventable. Our national action plan to prevent ADEs seeks to engage leaders at all levels to use evidence-based guidelines and strategies to help prevent ADEs.
HAIs (infections people get while they are receiving health care) are a significant cause of illness and death. Our national action plan to reduce HAIs provides a road map for preventing HAIs in health care facilities.
This interactive training for health professionals promotes the appropriate, safe, and effective use of opioids to manage chronic pain.
This online video-simulation training program focuses on HAI prevention for clinicians, health professional students, and patient advocates.