AHRQ releases new patient safety toolkits

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in Rockville, MD, recently released 17 new toolkits to help health care providers and patients prevent medical errors.

The toolkits focus on identifying high-risk practices and promote interventions to prevent errors and enhance communication among caregivers and with patients. Several of the patient toolkits address medication safety. For more information on the toolkits, go to www.ahrq.gov/qual/pips.