This Web page provides links to public reporting Web sites sponsored by Chartered Value Exchanges (CVEs) or stakeholders affiliated with a CVE. The public reports provide information on physician, hospital, and health plan performance.
CVEs included are:
- California Chartered Value Exchange
- Colorado Value Exchange
- Kansas—Kansas City Quality Improvement Consortium
- Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum
- Maine Chartered Value Exchange...
The purpose of the Interior Design Manual is to aid in the translation of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Master Specifications into patient-centered design solutions. Design solutions should improve the quality of life and productivity as well as protect the health, safety, and welfare of the veterans, visitors, and staff. Interior design is a major component in establishing and maintaining an environment that is professional, therapeutic, safe, aesthetically pleasing, and...
This Web site, for health care providers, offers “how to” resources on using technology to assist care coordination and improve the independence of older adults. The guides range from planning and development to implementation and evaluation in the following four areas:
- Remote patient monitoring
- Medication optimization
- Care transitions
- Mobile health
The Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns initiative aims to reduce preterm births and improve outcomes for newborns and pregnant women. This toolkit provides action-oriented resources for health care providers and community-based organizations to use in helping expectant mothers get safe, evidence-based care, and improve their newborn’s chances for good physical and developmental health.
Resources include the following:
- Patient safety checklists
This toolkit is designed to provide health care facilities with a general guide to the implementation of a successful antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP). The goal of an ASP is to manage and ensure the appropriate use of antibiotics, while minimizing resistance to and the costs of antibiotic therapy.
The resources included are intended to provide a basic framework that can be tailored to suit institutions irrespective of the facility’s size, academic teaching status, staffing...
The aim of this toolkit is to assist hospital staff and leadership in developing an effective antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) with the potential to reduce Clostridium difficile infection ( C. difficile ). An ASP is a systematic approach to developing coordinated interventions to reduce overuse and inappropriate selection of antibiotics, and to achieve optimal outcomes for patients in cost-efficient ways.
This toolkit is organized by four major questions...
The Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP) toolkit provides training tools to make care safer by improving the foundation of how physicians, nurses, and other clinical team members work together. It builds the capacity to address safety issues by combining clinical best practices and the science of safety.
The CUSP toolkit is modular and modifiable to meet individual unit needs. Each module includes teaching tools and resources to support change at the unit level.
The Medicine and Pregnancy Fact Sheet provides tips for women on how to keep themselves and their babies safe during pregnancy by getting the facts before taking medications.
This tool is also available in Spanish.
The Improving Patient Safety in Long-Term Care Facilities: Training Modules materials are intended for use in training frontline personnel in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. The materials were developed for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) under a contract to the RAND Corporation. They are organized into three modules:
- Module 1: Detecting Change in a Resident’s Condition
- Module 2: Communicating Change in a Resident’s...
This brochure gives the public information about generic drugs. It also describes misunderstandings about generic and brand-name drugs and includes a medication guide for consumers to keep track of the prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs they take.