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Quality & Safety Websites
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.
American National Standard Institute (ANSI)
As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment.
Health.gov Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety
Our health care quality initiatives aim to increase patient safety through national action plans focused on the prevention of adverse drug events (unexpected or dangerous effects from medication) and health care-associated infections (infections that patients develop while receiving health care), as well as other aspects of patient care.
Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) - Health Services Research Information Central (HSRIC)
Comparative effectiveness research is the conduct and synthesis of systematic research comparing different interventions and strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor health conditions.
National Institute for Healthcare Improvement
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) began working together as one organization in May 2017. The newly formed entity is committed to using its combined knowledge and resources to focus and energize the patient safety agenda in order to build systems of safety across the continuum of care.
AHRQ Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Resource Center
This website features evidence, examples, and lessons learned from primary care practices that have transformed their approach to organizing and delivering care.