QUERI – Quality Enhancement Research Initiative

Patient Safety and Quality

Supporting VA’s High-Reliability Organization vision of zero preventable harm

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), patient safety is “the absence of preventable harm to a patient during the process of healthcare and reduction of risk of unnecessary harm associated with healthcare to an acceptable minimum.” Two independent studies revealed that VA healthcare is as safe or safer than non-VA care, and VA continues to strive for excellence in quality of care every day. QUERI is deploying and evaluating implementation and quality improvement strategies to enhance patient safety and quality of care for Veterans and their families, in partnership with multi-level stakeholders.

Combating Antimicrobial Resistance through Rapid Implementation of Available Guidelines and Evidence (CARRIAGE) QUERI Program

Combating Antimicrobial Resistance through Rapid Implementation of Available Guidelines and Evidence (CARRIAGE) QUERI Program

Led by Michael Rubin, Charlesnika Evans, Makoto Jones, Eli Perencevich
Improve biosurveillance, infection prevention, and antimicrobial stewardship. Learn more.

Maintaining Implementation through Dynamic Adaptations (MIDAS) QUERI Program

Maintaining Implementation through Dynamic Adaptations (MIDAS) QUERI Program

Led by Laura Damschroder, Jacob Kurlander, Paul Pfeiffer, Jeremy Sussman
Advance VA’s High-Reliability Organization vision of zero preventable harm by addressing unsafe or ineffective medication use. Learn more.

Dual Use of Medications (DUAL)

Dual Use of Medications (DUAL)

Led by Walid Gellad
Improve the safety of medication use for Veterans by integrating non-VA prescriptions into VA medication surveillance efforts. Learn more.

Evaluating the Implementation of Patient Safety Practices to Ensure Timely, High-Quality Community Care for Veterans

Evaluating the Implementation of Patient Safety Practices to Ensure Timely, High-Quality Community Care for Veterans

Led by Amy Rosen
Evaluate national implementation of the VA Office of Community Care's Patient Safety Guidebook. Learn more.

 Improving Implementation of Pharmacogenetic Testing in the VA Healthcare System

Improving Implementation of Pharmacogenetic Testing in the VA Healthcare System

Led by Corrine Voils
Enhance VA's capability to implement Pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing by providing actionable information to optimize adoption across the U.S. Learn more.

Project HAPPEN: Hospital Acquired Pneumonia Prevention by Engaging Nurses

Project HAPPEN: Hospital Acquired Pneumonia Prevention by Engaging Nurses

Led by Shannon Munro
Evaluate adoption of oral care to reduce the risk of non-ventilator associated hospital-acquired pneumonia. Learn more.

Reducing VA Healthcare-Associated Infections through Antibiotic StEwardship (RAISE)

Reducing VA Healthcare-Associated Infections through Antibiotic StEwardship (RAISE)

Led by Nasia Safdar
Implement evidence-based interventions to improve antibiotic stewardship and reduce healthcare-associated infections. Learn more.

Using Data-Driven Implementation Strategies to Improve the Quality of Cirrhosis Care

Using Data-Driven Implementation Strategies to Improve the Quality of Cirrhosis Care

Led by Shari Rogal
Develop a data-driven approach to selecting and tailoring implementation strategies to improve VA cirrhosis care. Learn more.