Quality Links

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
    AHRQ, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the lead agency charged with supporting research designed to improve the quality of healthcare, reduce its cost, improve patient safety, decrease medical errors, and broaden access to essential services. AHRQ sponsors and conducts research that provides evidence-based information on healthcare outcomes; quality; and cost, use, and access.
  • American Health Quality Association
    The American Health Quality Association represents organizations and healthcare professionals working to improve patient safety and the quality of healthcare nationwide.
  • HHS Hospital Compare
    A quality tool for adults, including people with Medicare.
  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
    An independent not-for-profit organization that assesses and reports on the quality and safety of health care organizations.
  • National Committee for Quality Assurance
    A private not-for-profit organization dedicated to assessing and reporting on the quality of managed care plans.
  • National Patient Safety Foundation
    Information on how to ensure safer healthcare for you and your family.
  • Quality Interagency Coordination (QuIC) Task Force
    Find out what Federal agencies are doing to identify threats to patient safety and help prevent mistakes in the Nation's healthcare delivery system.
  • Quality of Health Care: "Q Pack"
    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has made available a wide-ranging list of topics to help consumers choose quality healthcare providers and improve the quality of care they receive.
  • URAC
    A non-profit, charitable organization founded to establish standards for the managed care industry.