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Jun 01, 2016, 06:08 ET AHRQ Program Reduces Urinary Tract Infections in Hospitals

A national project called the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP), funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has...


May 24, 2016, 11:12 ET New Tool Identifies Harms due to Hospital Care among Children

Researchers funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) have developed a new tool to make care safer at children's hospitals. A...


May 23, 2016, 11:43 ET AHRQ Toolkit Helps Health Care Organizations and Providers Communicate With Patients and Families When Harm Occurs

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) today released a new online toolkit to help hospital and health system leaders and clinicians...


May 02, 2016, 03:22 ET AHRQ Report Shows Gains in Access to and Affordability of Health Insurance

More people have health care coverage, have a usual place to go for medical care and can more easily afford medical bills after the Affordable Care...


Feb 16, 2016, 04:29 ET New AHRQ Resources Help Primary Care Clinicians Treat Alcohol Use Disorder

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) today published two new resources to help primary care clinicians and their patients make...


Dec 08, 2015, 03:31 ET AHRQ Announces Grant Opportunities To Address Opioid Abuse Disorder in Rural Areas

In support of growing Federal efforts to reduce the abuse of opioid drugs, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced today a...


Nov 19, 2015, 12:51 ET AHRQ Patient Safety Toolkit Helps Hospitals Reduce Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)

As part of its ongoing efforts to make health care safer, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) today released a new toolkit to help...


Jul 22, 2015, 05:32 ET New AHRQ Web Tool Provides Quick Access to Hospital Discharge Data

Fast Stats, a new online tool released today by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), allows users to analyze the latest...


Sep 17, 2014, 05:33 ET Ultrasound as effective as CT in diagnosing kidney stones without added radiation risk: AHRQ-funded study

Broader use of ultrasound in diagnosing kidney stones may be effective and result in less exposure to potentially harmful radiation, according to a...


Jul 02, 2014, 05:28 ET Little benefit from corticosteroid injections for common cause of spine-related pain, AHRQ-funded study says

The addition of a corticosteroid to epidural injections of an anesthetic does not enhance pain reduction in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, a...


Jul 01, 2014, 12:12 ET AHRQ report provides important reassurances about the safety of commonly used vaccines

Serious adverse events resulting from vaccines routinely used in the United States are rare, according to a report funded by the Agency for...


Jun 16, 2014, 04:58 ET Study shows that targeted patient outreach can improve colon cancer screening rates

An intensive outreach program targeting vulnerable patients dramatically improved screening rates for colorectal cancer, according to a new study...


Jun 10, 2014, 08:29 ET Insulin use as a secondary treatment for type 2 diabetes linked to heart disease, death

Patients with type 2 diabetes who take a combination of metformin plus insulin may be at higher risk for cardiovascular disease and death compared...


May 15, 2014, 05:05 ET AHRQ national reports indicate that hospital care is improving

Hospitals are leading the movement to improve the quality of care delivered to U.S. patients, outpacing improvements in other settings, according to...


Apr 16, 2014, 06:30 ET Outpatient Diagnostic Errors Affect 1 in 20 U.S. Adults, AHRQ Study Finds

Diagnostic errors—missed opportunities to make a timely or correct diagnosis based on available evidence—occur in about 5 percent of adults in the...


Mar 26, 2014, 04:57 ET TeamSTEPPS 2.0 updates, streamlines well-known patient safety training curriculum

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released an updated version of its successful TeamSTEPPS® curriculum, an evidence-based set ...


Feb 18, 2014, 05:31 ET AHRQ study shows low rates of serious infections following ambulatory surgery

Although the rates of serious surgical site infections (SSIs) following outpatient surgery are low, the number of patients who develop these serious...


Jan 22, 2014, 05:00 ET AHRQ study finds a decline in adverse events for heart attack, heart failure patients

Adverse events for patients being treated for heart attack and heart failure have declined, according to a new study published in the January 23...


Nov 21, 2013, 12:08 ET New evidence-based guide helps implement health assessments in primary care settings

An evidence-based guide designed to help primary care doctors, nurses and other staff successfully select, adopt and implement health assessments was ...


Sep 16, 2013, 03:29 ET New AHRQ toolkit helps make care safer for patients in medical offices

A toolkit to help doctors, nurses and medical office staff improve their processes for tracking, reporting and following up with patients after...


Jul 08, 2013, 03:31 ET AHRQ Releases New Guide to Help Hospitals Engage Patients and Families in Their Health Care

A new resource available online today from HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) gives hospitals four evidence-based strategies to...


Jan 24, 2013, 02:25 ET Intensive Care Units For Newborns In Nine States See Sharp Drop In Bloodstream Infections

Central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in newborns were reduced by 58 percent in less than a year in hospital neonatal intensive...


Sep 10, 2012, 02:55 ET AHRQ Patient Safety Project Reduces Bloodstream Infections By 40 Percent

A unique nationwide patient safety project funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) reduced the rate of central...


Apr 26, 2012, 01:31 ET New web videonovela series helps Spanish-speaking patients compare treatments for diabetes

A new Spanish-language videonovela, Aprende a vivir (Learn to Live), features messages to help diabetes patients compare their treatment options to...


Apr 20, 2012, 12:40 ET Disparities Report Highlights Health Care Challenges For Racial and Ethnic Minorities

The latest National Healthcare Disparities Report released today by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) shows that access to health ...