Agency For Healthcare Research And Quality

AHRQ to host webinar on fall prevention

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will host a webinar on fall prevention in long-term care facilities on Aug. 13, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

One-third of knee replacements may be inappropriate, new study finds

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About one-third of knee replacement surgeries in the U.S. were classified as "inappropriate," which is higher than expected, Virginia researchers assert in a new study.

Federal program would help consumers report medical mistakes, flaws

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Government officials are developing a program that would make it easier for patients and their families to report medical mistakes made by healthcare providers.

House Appropriations Subcommittee spending plan takes axe to new health law

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The House Appropriations Subcommittee passed a draft 2013 spending bill Wednesday that dramatically slashes healthcare outlays.

Measuring performance, coordinating care both crucial to lowering costs among the chronically ill, report says

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The federal government should take advantage of Affordable Care Act funds to improve the coordination and quality of care for the chronically ill, a new report recommends.

Adverse events in older adults are underreported in hospitals, report says

Adverse events for Medicare beneficiaries are underreported in hospitals, where incident reporting systems only capture about 14% of errors, according to a government report released Friday.

Nonprofit nursing home workers are more satisfied with care, safety levels, report finds

Nonprofit nursing home workers have higher levels of satisfaction with their facilities than their for-profit counterparts, according to a new report.

Restraint use in nursing homes continues to decline

The percentage of nursing home patients with restraints fell to 5% in 2007, down more than half from 1999, according to a recent report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

AHRQ: Healthcare spending on seniors increases by more than $100 billion in 10 years

Healthcare spending for seniors rose steadily from 1996 to 2006, according to a report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Use of restraints decreases from 1999 to 2006 in nursing homes, report finds

The percentage of long-stay nursing home residents with restraints fell from 10.7% 1999 to 6% in 2006. That is from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's 2008 National Healthcare Quality Report.