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AHRQ report identifies 22 proven patient safety strategies

March 5, 2013

A new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality identifies 22 patient safety strategies that are proven to be effective and provides information on how they work best so they can be adapted to local needs. The report, which updates a 2001 report called “Making Health Care Safer,” includes reviews of the strength and quality of evidence for 41 patient safety strategies and identifies those that have the strongest evidence of effectiveness. The reviews include evidence about context, implementation and adoption to help clinicians understand what works, how to apply it and under what circumstances it works best.