• Section 13. Additional Resources

    The following websites are available as additional resources for medical errors prevention and reporting.

    Agency for Healthcare Research
    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) research provides evidence-based information on health care outcomes; quality; and cost, use, and access.
    540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850
    301-427-1364
    http://www.ahcpr.gov/

    The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations
    JCAHO evaluates the quality and safety of care for nearly 17,000 healthcare organizations.  To maintain and earn accreditation, organizations must have an extensive on-site review by a team of JCAHO health care professionals, at least once every three years.
    One Renaissance Blvd., Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
    630-792-5000
    http://www.jcaho.org/

    The Leapfrog Group
    1801 K Street NW, Suite 701-L
    Washington, DC 20006
    202-292-6713
    www.leapfroggroup.org 

    US Food and Drug Administration
    Accepts reports from consumers and health professionals about products regulated by the FDA, including drugs and medical devices, through MedWatch, the FDA's safety information and adverse event reporting program.
    1-800-332-1088
    www.fda.gov/medwatch/how.htm

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