AHRQ--Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Advancing Excellence in Health Care


The list below presents selected articles from 2013 through 2017 that focus on the use of AHRQ QIs for quality improvement purposes.

Ang D, McKenney M, Norwood S, et al. Benchmarking statewide trauma mortality using Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's patient safety indicators. J Surg Res. 2015 Sep;198(1):34-40. PMID: 26115808. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2015.05.053. Epub 2015 Jun 3.

Chen Q, Hanchate A, Shwartz M, et al. Comparison of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicator rates among veteran dual users. Am J Med Qual. 2014 Jul-Aug;29(4):335-43. PMID: 23969475. doi:10.1177/1062860613499402. Epub 2013 Aug 22.

Goode V, Phillips E, DeGuzman P, et al. A patient safety dilemma: obesity in the surgical patient. AANA J. 2016 Dec;84(6):404-12. PMID: 28235173.

Hitti J, Walker S, Wagner C, et al. 839: Admission severity of illness correlates with the primary term singleton vertex cesarean delivery rate among hospitals in Washington state, 2010-14. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jan. 216(1 Suppl): S481. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2016.11.748.

Hussey PS, Burns RM, Weinick RM, et al. Using a hospital quality improvement toolkit to improve performance on the AHRQ quality indicators. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013 Apr;39(4):177-84. PMID: 23641537.

Lau BD, Arnaoutakis GJ, Streiff MB, et al. Individualized performance feedback to surgical residents improves appropriate venous thromboembolism prophylaxis prescription and reduces potentially preventable VTE: a prospective cohort study. Ann Surg. 2016 Dec;264(6):1181-7. PMID: 26649586. doi:10.1097/sla.0000000000001512.

Mc Donnell C. Interventions guided by analysis of quality indicators decrease the frequency of laryngospasm during pediatric anesthesia. Pediatr Anesth. 2013 Jul;23(7):579-87. PMID: 23145821. doi:10.1111/pan.12070.

Padula WV, Makic MBF, Mishra MK, et al. Comparative effectiveness of quality improvement interventions for pressure ulcer prevention in academic medical centers in the United States. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2015 Jun;41(6):246-56. PMID: 25990890. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/S1553-7250(15)41034-7.

Riley W, Begun JW, Meredith L, et al. Integrated approach to reduce perinatal adverse events: standardized processes, interdisciplinary teamwork training, and performance feedback. Health Serv Res. 2016 Dec;51(Suppl 3):2431-52. PMID: 27807864. doi:10.1111/1475-6773.12592.

Shields L, Walker S, Wiesner S, et al. Cesarean section rates: side-by-side comparison of three national inpatient quality indicators. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jan;216(1):S37-8. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2016.11.936

For a complete list of articles by year, please go the AHRQ QI Publications Brochure.

For publications prior to 2013 see the Archive Resources page.

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