Assessment of the AHRQ patient safety initiative : final report : evaluation report IV / Donna O. Farley [and others].
Contributor(s): Farley, Donna | United States. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality | Rand Corporation | RAND Health.Material type: BookSeries: Technical report (Rand Corporation): TR-563-AHRQ.Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corp., 2008Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 106 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 083304544X; 9780833045447.Report number: TR-563-AHRQOther title: Assessment of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality patient safety initiative [Other title].Subject(s): Iatrogenic diseases -- Prevention -- Government policy -- United States | Medical errors -- Prevention -- Government policy -- United States | Patients -- United States -- Safety measures | Accident Prevention | Accidents | Americas | Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena | Delivery of Health Care | Environment and Public Health | Evaluation Studies as Topic | Geographic Locations | Geographicals | Government Programs | Health Care Evaluation Mechanisms | Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services | Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation | Health Services Administration | Health Services | Investigative Techniques | Medical Errors | North America | Organization and Administration | Program Evaluation | Public Health | Quality of Health Care | Risk Management | Safety Management | Safety | Social Sciences | United States | Health & Biological Sciences | Medical Professional Practice | MEDICAL -- Health Policy | Medicine | Patients -- Safety measures | Medical Errors -- prevention & control | Government Programs | Program Evaluation | Safety Management | United States | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic book. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Assessment of the AHRQ patient safety initiative.DDC classification: 610.28/9 Online resources: Digital version
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Includes bibliographical references.
Introduction -- Context and input evaluations -- Process: monitoring progress and maintaining vigilance -- Process: epidemiology and effective practices -- Process: building infrastructure for effective practices -- Process: achieving broader adoption of effective practices -- Product evaluation of effects -- Summary assessment.
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In September 2002, AHRQ entered into a four-year contract with the RAND Corporation to serve as the patient safety evaluation center for its patient safety initiative. The evaluation center is responsible for performing a longitudinal evaluation of the full scope of AHRQ's patient safety activities and for providing regular feedback to support the continuing improvement of this initiative over the four-year project period. This is the fourth and final evaluation report prepared by RAND. It presents new results for the period from October 2005 through September 2006, synthesizes the full evaluation findings over the four-year evaluation period, and discusses how AHRQ activities could be strengthened as the initiative moves forward. It also describes how AHRQ's strategy and activities developed over time, the new knowledge generated by funded projects, and the contributions of various components of the initiative to patient safety. Finally, it presents updated baseline data on selected outcome measures and discusses options for ongoing monitoring of effects on both practices and outcomes.
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