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Resources by Topic: Healthcare quality

Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP)
Resources designed to help Critical Access Hospitals understand and execute the MBQIP measures. Includes tools and strategies rural hospitals can use to report, analyze, and translate their data into actual quality improvement.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Technical Assistance and Services Center
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State Flex Profiles and Contact Information
Provides links to each state's Rural Hospital Medicare Flexibility (Flex) Program activities related to supporting Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Includes state Flex program contacts.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Technical Assistance and Services Center
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Rural Emergency Department Performance Improvement: A Compendium of Performance Topics
Provides rural hospital leaders a quick, easy-to-read primer about the emergency department.
Author(s): Clint MacKinney
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Stroudwater Associates
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PubMed Search: Health Care Quality and Rural Health Services
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the topic of rural healthcare quality.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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National Practitioner Data Bank
Repository of reports on medical malpractice payments and certain adverse actions related to healthcare practitioners, providers, and suppliers.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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State Health Data Center
Provides access to state data on health system performance, with the option to compare data across states. Topics covered include healthcare access, hospital and outpatient safety and quality, healthcare system spending, health status and outcomes, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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WhyNotTheBest.org
Tracks healthcare quality performance measures through the first quarter of 2018. Enables organizations to compare their performance against their peers in both rural and urban locations. Includes reports, maps, and improvement tools and resources.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: IRPO
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TeamSTEPPS 3.0 Curriculum Tools and Materials
An evidence-based teamwork system aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving teamwork skills among healthcare professionals. Includes a comprehensive set of ready-to-use materials and training curricula necessary to successfully integrate teamwork principles into your healthcare system.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture
Presents Surveys on Patient Safety Culture (SOPS) Hospital Survey, a survey for hospital staff designed to help healthcare organizations and facilities assess the culture of safety in their institutions. Includes survey form, items, composite measures, and a user's guide.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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AHA Quality and Patient Safety
Lists resources from the American Hospital Association (AHA) to assist hospitals accelerate their quality and performance improvement processes. Features tools, articles, case studies, and news.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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