Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) Consumer Resources

  • AHRQ’s main consumer webpage – Click here
  • “20 Tips to Prevent Medical Errors” – Click here
  • Five things you can do for safer healthcare – Click here
  • Build your own personal question list of things to ask your doctor when you see them – Click here
  • Information on preventing and treating blood clots – Click here.
  • A guide for taking care of yourself when you leave the hospital – Click here.


PSO Case Law: Ungurian v. Beyzman, et al., 2020 PA Super 105:

A recent Pennsylvania case shows how courts narrowly interpret the PSQIA, ignoring the D & A pathway and the clear language of the Final Rule. (Ungurian v. Beyzman, et al., 2020 PA Super 105). The cour

Joint Commission New Sentinel Event Alert 61: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants:

The Center for Patient Safety wants to share this important harm-prevention advice from The Joint Commission and its Sentinel Event Alert: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants. The Joint Commis

CPS Safety Watch/Alert – Culture Can Improve the Control of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms:

Issue: A number of events reported co CPS’ Patient Safety Organization (PSO) demonstrate poor handoff communication about the patients’ infectious disease status Examples include: Patient with

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