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2014 National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Report 11/13/15

Each year since 2003, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has produced the National Healthcare Quality Report and the National Healthcare Disparities Report. Beginning with the 2014 reports, findings on health care quality and health care disparities are integrated into a single document that provides a comprehensive overview of the quality of health care received by the general U.S. population and disparities in care experienced by different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic...

2014 National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Report Chartbooks 11/13/15

These chartbooks support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR). Each year since 2003, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has produced the National Healthcare Quality Report and the National Healthcare Disparities Report. Beginning with the 2014 reports, findings on health care quality and health care disparities are integrated into a single document that provides a comprehensive overview of the quality of health care received by the general U.S. population...

Patient Engagement in Redesigning Care Toolkit 02/12/15

This toolkit is designed for hospital and clinical directors, managers, clinicians, and researchers to assist in engaging patients as partners in quality improvement activities. It contains two tools that can be customized by organizations to match their goals, processes, and patient engagement strategies:

  • Patient Partners Welcome Packet: This packet is designed for patients who will be participating in quality improvement activities at a health care organization...
Family-Centered Rounds Toolkit 02/12/15

The Family-Centered Rounds Toolkit is designed to encourage, assist, and improve family engagement during family-centered rounds (FCR). Family-centered rounds encourage patient and family learning and involvement in health care decisionmaking. The toolkit includes an FCR checklist, associated curriculums for clinicians and staff, and forms for monitoring and troubleshooting implementation and maintenance of the checklist to support best practices for FCR.

Free registration is required...

Toolkit on Patient Partner Engagement in Research 02/12/15

The Toolkit on Patient Partner Engagement in Research (TOPPER) is a comprehensive set of orientation materials that were created for the patient partners—patients, family members, and caregivers—who advise researchers throughout a research project. Although these materials were originally developed for patient partners of youth and teens with type 1 diabetes, they can be adapted for a variety of types of patient partners.

The toolkit includes the following resources:

  • A...
Preventing Skin Infections: A Guide for Athletes, Coaches, and Parents 10/31/14

The goal of this Web-based video seminar is to help protect student athletes from skin infections. The video makes extensive use of animation, special effects, graphics, and studio and on-location shooting. It is suitable for all sports with a special module devoted to the issues and procedures germane to wrestling.

Topics covered include:

  • What are skin infections?
  • How are they spread?
  • How can they be prevented?
  • How do I know if I have one?...
Safe Surgery 2015 Toolkit 09/18/14

This toolkit is part of the World Health Organization Safe Surgery 2015 Initiative, which is using the Surgical Safety Checklist Program to help hospitals reduce surgical infections, major complications, and related deaths. The goal is to implement the checklist in every hospital in the United States by 2015. Along with the checklist, the toolkit includes a seven-step program to guide users as they implement the checklist. The toolkit includes resources such as videos, webinars, and slides....

Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk Estimator 09/18/14

The Risk Estimator enables health care providers and patients to estimate 10-year and lifetime risks for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), defined as coronary death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, or fatal or nonfatal stroke, based on the Pooled Cohort Equations and lifetime risk prediction tools.

The information required to estimate ASCVD risk includes age, sex, race, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, systolic blood pressure, blood pressure–lowering medication...

Clinical Practice Implementation Tool for Hypertension 09/18/14

This tool is designed to help clinical practices improve their approach to hypertension care. The tool provides guidelines for evaluating current systems, making changes that support accurate blood pressure measurement, and improving hypertension screening, prevention, and management.

This tool has the following sections:

  • Foreword
  • How to use this implementation tool
  • Preparing for a quality improvement initiative
  • Hypertension change...
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps 09/18/14

This Web site provides access to the annual County Health Rankings, which ranks each county within the 50 States according to its health outcomes and the multiple health factors that determine a county’s health. Each county receives a summary rank for its health outcomes and health factors and also for the four different types of health factors: health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and the physical environment. Each county can also see specific county-level data (as...

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