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Institute of Medicine
The Institute of Medicine serves as an advisor to improve health. As an independent, scientific adviser, the Institute of Medicine strives to provide advice that is unbiased, based on evidence, and grounded in science. The mission of the Institute of Medicine embraces the health of people everywhere.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Indicators
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Quality Indicators (QIs) are measures of health care quality that make use of readily available hospital inpatient administrative data.

The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 16,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare

Healthwise Knowledge
The Healthwise® Knowledgebase, contains comprehensive, current, evidence-based, and unbiased information to help consumers make decisions about their health.

The American Hospital Association
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
The IHI is a reliable source of knowledge and support for a never-ending campaign to improve health care worldwide.

National Quality Measures Clearinghouse
NQMC, sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a public repository for evidence-based quality measures and measure sets.

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