Patient Safety

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In the Spotlight

2018 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report
This AHRQ report assesses the performance of the US health care system and identifies areas of strengths and weaknesses, as well as disparities, for access to health care and quality of health care.

The Harm of Unintentional Ageism
This IHI blog post discusses how ageism can result in harm to older adults in the health care system and "miss[ed] opportunities to provide optimal, life-enhancing care." You might also be interested in sessions on Care and Health for Older Adults at the IHI National Forum in December.

An Analysis of Sepsis Quality in Safety-Net Hospitals
Safety-net hospitals may not have adequate resources to comply with federal and state sepsis quality improvement standards required of acute care hospitals, according to an AHRQ-supported study in the Journal of Critical Care.

Measures for Improving Patient Health Literacy
An AHRQ-funded project recently identified 22 quality improvement measures to help health care organizations monitor strategies to improve patients’ health literacy.

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