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.
News & Announcements
At the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC) Program, we place a high priority on helping health care professionals keep pace with today’s ever-increasing abundance of health information. Our mission is to make sure health care decisions are based on the best available evidence for the best possible health outcome.
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.