AHRQ offers ten tips for keeping patients safe

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has created a list of actions for hospitals to take to prevent adverse events and improve patient safety.

In addition to the “ten tips”, the AHRQ has an extensive Web site for those wanting to learn about the prevention of medical errors. This list is one small part of the site, which contains all types of resources such as speeches, toolkits, studies, journal articles, and more.

(SOURCES: HCPro Patient Safety Monitor, http://hcpro.com, December 16, 2009; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, http://ahrq.gov, accessed December 22, 2009)