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Checklists, hand hygiene star in AHRQ’s top 10 safety list
Modern Healthcare

Preoperative checklists, proper hand hygiene and barrier precautions to prevent healthcare-associated infections are among the top 10 patient-safety strategies that the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality says providers can implement immediately to improve healthcare quality. AHRQ released the report Monday as an updated follow-up to its 2001 analysis of patient-safety practices, Making Care Safer.