Skip Navigation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services www.hhs.gov
Agency for Healthcare Research Quality www.ahrq.gov
Archive print banner

Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.

Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information.


The IOM's messages:

Text Description is below the image.
  1. Errors are serious.
  2. The system is at fault not people.
  3. Improvements in both safety and efficiency are recommended

Although both goals are laudable, the IOM did not address the possibility that achieving one goal might be at odds with the other.

Notes:

IOM system improvement aims
Safe: avoiding injuries to patients from the care that is intended to help them.
Effective: providing services based on scientific knowledge to all who could benefit, and refraining from providing services to those not likely to benefit.
Patient-centered: providing care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values, and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions.
Timely: reducing waits and sometimes harmful delays for both those who receive and those who give care.
Efficient: avoiding waste, including waste of equipment, supplies, ideas, and energy.
Equitable: providing care that does not vary in quality because of personal characteristics such as gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and socioeconomic status.


Previous Slide Previous Slide         Contents         Next Slide Next Slide


 

The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.

 

AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care