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The Web site of The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (http://www.ahrq.gov). The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. As one of 12... Full Bio
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Patient Advocacy in Patient Safety: Have Things Changed?

This piece describes the evolution of the patient advocacy movement, including the events that spurred it, resulting reforms, and the impact of...

In Conversation with...Dave deBronkart

Dave deBronkart, known as e-Patient Dave, is a co-founder and board member of the Society for Participatory Medicine and coauthor of Let Patients...

CASE AND COMMENTARY: CVC Removal: A Procedure Like Any Other

Following removal of a central venous catheter placed during his admission for a prolonged course of intravenous antibiotics, a young man with a...

CASE AND COMMENTARY: May I Have Another?���Medication Error

A man admitted to the hospital for his first seizure was found to have been taking up to 10 tablets of 10 mg zolpidem per night (an unsafe dose)...

SPOTLIGHT CASE AND COMMENTARY: Wandering Off the Floors: Safety and Security Risks of Patient Wandering

Hospitalized for alcohol withdrawal, an elderly man was feeling "cooped up" by hospital day 6 and left the floor without informing any providers....

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