Assessment of the Ahrq Patient Safety Initiative: Final Report--Evaluation Report IV

Front Cover
Rand Corporation, Nov 30, 2008 - Business & Economics - 106 pages
0 Reviews
In September 2002, AHRQ entered into a four-year contract with the RAND Corporation to serve as the patient safety evaluation center for its patient safety initiative. The evaluation center is responsible for performing a longitudinal evaluation of the full scope of AHRQ's patient safety activities and for providing regular feedback to support the continuing improvement of this initiative over the four-year project period. This is the fourth and final evaluation report prepared by RAND. It presents new results for the period from October 2005 through September 2006, synthesizes the full evaluation findings over the four-year evaluation period, and discusses how AHRQ activities could be strengthened as the initiative moves forward. It also describes how AHRQ's strategy and activities developed over time, the new knowledge generated by funded projects, and the contributions of various components of the initiative to patient safety. Finally, it presents updated baseline data on selected outcome measures and discusses options for ongoing monitoring of effects on both practices and outcomes.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Context and Input Evaluations
Monitoring Progress and Maintaining Vigilance
Epidemiology and Effective Practices

13 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)

Donna O. Farley (RAND Graduate School, Santa Monica, California Doctor of Philosophy in Policy Analysis) is a Senior Health Policy Analyst at RAND.

Bibliographic information