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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Description
Lead federal agency focused on improving the safety and quality of the nation's healthcare system. Invests in research to understand how to make healthcare safer and improve quality. Develops resources, tools, and data to help healthcare professionals, policymakers, and consumers make informed health decisions.
Phone
301.427.1104
Tagged as
Chronic Disease in Rural America · Conducting Research, Needs Assessment, and Evaluation · Health Information Technology in Rural Healthcare · Healthcare Quality · Rural Health Disparities · Rural Response to the Opioid Crisis

Upcoming Events (1)

  • National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality Meeting, Nov 15, 2018, view details

Funding & Opportunities (11)

  • Accelerating the Dissemination and Implementation of PCOR Findings into Primary Care Practice (R18), view details
  • AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18), view details
  • AHRQ Health Services Research Projects (R01), view details
  • AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03), view details
  • Developing New Clinical Decision Support to Disseminate and Implement Evidence-Based Research Findings (R18), view details
  • Exploratory and Developmental Research Grant to Improve Health Care Quality and Outcomes through Health Information Technology (IT) (R21), view details
  • Implementation and Evaluation of New Health Information Technology Strategies for Collecting and Using Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (U18), view details
  • Increasing Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Rural Primary Care Practices (R18), view details
  • Scaling Established Clinical Decision Support to Facilitate the Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-Based Research Findings (R18), view details
  • Screening and Management of Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care: Dissemination and Implementation of PCOR Evidence (R18), view details
  • Utilizing Health Information Technology to Scale and Spread Successful Practice Models Using Patient-reported Outcomes (R18), view details

Resources (108)

  • 2015 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report: Chartbook on Access to Health Care, 05/2016, view details
  • 2015 National Quality Healthcare and Disparities Report: Chartbook for Health Care for Blacks, 02/2016, view details
  • 2016 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, 07/2017, view details
  • 2016 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report: Chartbook on Rural Health Care, 10/2017, view details
  • 2017 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, 09/2018, view details
  • Advances in Patient Safety and Medical Liability, 08/2017, view details
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Impact Case Studies, view details
  • AHRQ Funded Projects: Health Information Technology, view details
  • AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange, view details
  • AHRQ Health Information Technology Portfolio, view details
  • AHRQ Health IT Evaluation Toolkit and Evaluation Measures Quick Reference Guides, view details
  • All-Cause Readmissions Following Hospital Stays for Patients With Malnutrition, 2013, 12/2016, view details
  • An All-Payer View of Hospital Discharge to Postacute Care, 2013, 05/2016, view details
  • Alliance Creates Community Health Workers’ Scope of Practice, Training Curriculum, Certificate Program, and Reimbursement Strategy, Expanding Their Integration Into the Health System to Reduce Health Disparities, 09/2012, view details
  • Any Use and Frequent Use of Opioids among Non-elderly Adults in 2015-2016, by Socioeconomic Characteristics, 09/2018, view details
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery for Mastectomy in Hospital Inpatient and Ambulatory Settings, 2009-2014, 10/2017, view details
  • Burn-Related Hospital Inpatient Stays and Emergency Department Visits, 2013, 12/2016, view details
  • Cancer Hospitalizations for Adults, 2009, 02/2012, view details
  • Characteristics and Quality of Inpatient Stays at Hospitals Affiliated with Health Systems, 2009-2012, 12/2015, view details
  • Characteristics of Adverse Drug Events Originating During the Hospital Stay, 2011, 10/2013, view details
  • Characteristics of Hospital Stays Involving Malnutrition, 2013, 09/2016, view details
  • Characteristics of Inpatient Stays Involving Hepatitis C, 2005-2014, 12/2017, view details
  • Characteristics of Medicaid and Uninsured Hospitalizations, 2012, 10/2014, view details
  • Characteristics of Safety-Net Hospitals, 2014, 10/2016, view details
  • Chartbook #13: Health Care in Urban and Rural Areas, Combined Years 1998-2000, 06/2004, view details
  • Circumcisions Performed in U.S. Community Hospitals, 2009, 02/2012, view details
  • Comparing Patient Safety in Rural Hospitals by Bed Count, 2005, view details
  • Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS), view details
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Acute Myocardial Infarction, and Ischemic Stroke Rates Among Inpatient Stays, 2001–2014, 07/2018, view details
  • Delivery Hospitalizations Involving Preeclampsia and Eclampsia, 2005-2014, 04/2017, view details
  • Dental Health Aide Program Improves Access to Oral Health Care for Rural Alaska Native People, 11/2008, view details
  • Emergency Department Transfers to Acute Care Facilities, 2009, 05/2013, view details
  • Emergency Department Visits and Hospital Admissions for Kidney Stone Disease, 2009, 07/2012, view details
  • Emergency Department Visits and Hospital Inpatient Stays for Bicycle-Related Injuries, 2009, 06/2012, view details
  • Emergency Department Visits and Hospital Inpatient Stays for Seasonal and 2009 H1N1 Influenza, 2008-2009, 01/2013, view details
  • Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations Associated with Animal Injuries, 2009, 05/2012, view details
  • Emergency Department Visits and Inpatient Hospital Stays for All-Terrain-Vehicle-Related Injuries, 2009, 05/2012, view details
  • Emergency Department Visits for Adults in Community Hospitals, 2008, 11/2010, view details
  • Emergency Department Visits for Adults with Diabetes, 2010, 11/2013, view details
  • Emergency Department Visits for Children and Young Adults With Diabetes, 2012, 04/2016, view details
  • Emergency Department Visits for Dental-Related Conditions, 2009, 11/2012, view details
  • Emergency Department Visits in Rural and Non-Rural Community Hospitals, 2008, 06/2011, view details
  • Examining the Relationship Between Health IT and Ambulatory Care Workflow Redesign, 07/2015, view details
  • Findings and Lessons from the Improving Quality Through Clinician Use of Health IT Grant Initiative, 09/2013, view details
  • Geographic Variation in Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations for Acute and Chronic Conditions, 2005-2011, 09/2014, view details
  • A Guidebook of Professional Practices for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration: Observations from Exemplary Sites, 03/2015, view details
  • HCUP Fast Stats - Opioid-Related Hospital Use, view details
  • HCUPnet, view details
  • Health Extension Toolkit, view details
  • Health IT Tools and Resources, view details
  • Hospital Readmissions Involving Psychiatric Disorders, 2012, 05/2015, view details
  • Hospital Stays with Cardiac Stents, 2009, 04/2012, view details
  • Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, view details
  • Hospital Visits in the U.S. for Firearm-Related Injuries, 2009, 06/2012, view details
  • Implementation Toolsets for E-Prescribing, view details
  • Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Primary Care: Environmental Scan Volume 1, 10/2017, view details
  • Improving the Emergency Department Discharge Process: Environmental Scan Report, 10/2014, view details
  • Infectious Enteritis and Foodborne Illness in the United States, 2010, 03/2013, view details
  • Inpatient Stays in Rural Hospitals, 2007, 01/2010, view details
  • Inpatient Stays Involving Atrial Fibrillation, 1998-2014, 02/2018, view details
  • Insurance and Access to Care in Urban and Rural Areas, 2014-2015, 05/2018, view details
  • Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-based Resources to Manage Obesity: A Bridge-building Toolkit for Rural Primary Care Practices, 05/2014, view details
  • Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), view details
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment Models of Care for Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care Settings, 12/2016, view details
  • Methods Applying AHRQ Quality Indicators to Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Data for the 2017 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR), 05/2018, view details
  • National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Chartbook on Care Coordination, 06/2016, view details
  • National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports, view details
  • National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports Data Query, view details
  • Nationwide Inpatient Sample Redesign: Final Report, 04/2014, view details
  • Neonatal and Maternal Hospital Stays Related to Substance Use, 2006-2012, 07/2015, view details
  • Non-maternal and Non-neonatal Inpatient Stays in the United States Involving Malnutrition, 2016, 08/2018, view details
  • Obesity-Related Hospitalizations, 2004 versus 2009, 07/2012, view details
  • Outcomes of Community Health Worker Interventions, 06/2009, view details
  • Overview of Children in the Emergency Department, 2010, 06/2013, view details
  • Overview of Emergency Department Visits in the United States, 2011, 06/2014, view details
  • Overview of Hospital Stays in the United States, 2011, 11/2013, view details
  • Overview of Operating Room Procedures During Inpatient Stays in U.S. Hospitals, 2014, 12/2017, view details
  • Overview of Pediatric Emergency Department Visits, 2015, 08/2018, view details
  • Patient Residence Characteristics of Opioid-Related Inpatient Stays and Emergency Department Visits Nationally and by State, 2014, 07/2017, view details
  • Patient Safety and Adverse Events, 2011 and 2014, 02/2018, view details
  • Pediatric Cancer Hospitalizations, 2009, 05/2012, view details
  • Population Denominator Data Sources and Data for Use with the HCUP Databases (Updated with 2017 Population Data), 10/2018, view details
  • Potentially Preventable Pediatric Hospital Inpatient Stays for Asthma and Diabetes, 2003-2012, 06/2015, view details
  • Primary Care Workforce Facts and Stats No. 3: The Distribution of the U.S. Primary Care Workforce, 01/2012, view details
  • PSNet: Patient Safety Network, view details
  • Regional Health eDecisions: A Guide to Connecting Health Information Exchange in Primary Care, 05/2013, view details
  • Residents of Rural Areas Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks, view details
  • Septicemia in U.S. Hospitals, 2009, 10/2011, view details
  • Surgeries in Hospital-Based Ambulatory Surgery and Hospital Inpatient Settings, 2014, 05/2017, view details
  • Sustainability, Partnership, and Teamwork in Health IT Implementation: Findings From the Transforming Healthcare Quality Through IT Grants, 12/2012, view details
  • TeamSTEPPS Curriculum Tools and Materials, view details
  • Teen Hospital Stays for Childbirth, 2004-2013, 08/2016, view details
  • Telehealth: Mapping the Evidence for Patient Outcomes From Systematic Reviews, 06/2016, view details
  • Timeliness of Abnormal Screening and Diagnostic Mammography Follow-up at Facilities Serving Vulnerable Women, 04/2013, view details
  • Toolkit for Using the AHRQ Quality Indicators, view details
  • Trends and Disparities in Delivery Hospitalizations Involving Severe Maternal Morbidity, 2006–2015, 09/2018, view details
  • Trends in Emergency Department Visits Involving Mental and Substance Use Disorders, 2006-2013, 12/2016, view details
  • Trends in Emergency Department Visits, 2006-2011, 09/2014, view details
  • Trends in Emergency Department Visits, 2006–2014, 09/2017, view details
  • Trends in Observed Adult Inpatient Mortality for High-Volume Conditions, 2002-2012, 07/2015, view details
  • Trends in Opioid-Related Hospitalizations, view details
  • Trends in Pediatric and Adult Hospital Stays for Asthma, 2000-2010, 01/2014, view details
  • Trends in Rates of Perforated Appendix, 2001-2010, 07/2013, view details
  • Using Health IT: Eight Quality Improvement Stories, 09/2010, view details
  • Using Telehealth to Improve Quality and Safety: Findings from the AHRQ Health IT Portfolio, 12/2008, view details
  • Utilization of Intensive Care Services, 2011, 12/2014, view details
  • Variation in the Rate of Cesarean Section Across U.S. Hospitals, 2013, 09/2016, view details
  • Workflow Assessment for Health IT Toolkit, view details