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Title Assessment of the national patient safety initiative : context and baseline evaluation report 1 / Donna O. Farley [and others]
Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corp., 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 87 pages) : illustrations
Contents Context evaluation -- Input evaluation -- Process evaluation: monitoring progress -- Process evaluation: knowledge of epidemiology of patient safety risks -- Process evaluation: establishing effective patient safety practices -- Process evaluation: building infrastructure for effective practices -- Process evaluation: achieving broader adoption of effective practices
Summary In September 2002, RAND contracted with the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to serve as the evaluation center for its national patient safety initiative. The evaluation center is responsible for performing a longitudinal evaluation of AHRQ's patient safety activities and for providing regular feedback to support the continuing improvement of this initiative over a four-year project period. This report presents findings on the history leading to the AHRQ patient safety initiative, the start-up of the initiative, and early activities through September 2003. It focuses on assessing the context and goals that were the foundation for the initiative and documents the baseline status of the activities being undertaken. The evaluation found the agency has done an impressive job in starting the patient safety initiative, despite unreasonable high expectations and insufficient funding. The evaluators identify four priorities for AHRQ that they believe will have the strongest positive impact on the future of the patient safety initiative: designing interim objectives to pull the health care system toward the long-term goal of reducing errors by 50 percent; developing a national patient safety data repository; participating in active public-private partnerships and supporting health care organizations in their implementation activities; and balancing research and adoption activities
Related To nnam Assessment of the AHRQ patient safety initiative :focus on implementation and dissemination evaluation report III (2004-2005) RAND/TR-508-AHRQ
nnam Assessment of the AHRQ patient safety initiative: moving from research to practice evaluation report II (2003-2004) RAND/TR-463-AHRQ
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 85-87)
Notes Print version record
Subject Iatrogenic diseases -- Government policy -- United States.
Medical errors -- Government policy -- United States.
Patients -- United States -- Safety measures.
Medical Errors -- prevention & control.
Government Programs.
Program Evaluation.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Berry, Sandra H., 1949-
Damberg, Cheryl.
Farley, Donna.
Fremont, Allen M.
Greenberg, Michael D.
Morton, Sally C.
Pollock, Nancy.
Ricci, Karen
Sorbero, Melony
Teleki, Stephanie S
United States. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
RAND Health.
Rand Corporation.
ISBN 0833059971 (electronic bk.)
9780833059970 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)