The Agency for Quality in Medicine (AQuMed/ÄZQ) is the German Physicians' Centre of Excellence for Evidence based Medicine, Patient Information and Patient Safety.

The Agency for Quality in Medicine (AQuMed) - in German "Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)", established in 1995 and located in Berlin, coordinates healthcare quality programmes with special focus on evidence-based medicine, medical guidelines, patient empowerment, patient safety programs, and quality management. AQuMed is a non-profit organization owned by the German Medical Association and the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians.

The Agency is a co-founder of the German Network for Evidence based Medicine DNEbM and of the Guidelines International Network G-I-N.


AQuMeds major focus lies on

  • appraising and/or producing guidelines, quality indicators and patient information
  • disseminating and implementing evidence-based guidelines
  • coordinating error prevention and patient safety measures
  • developing methodologies for guidelines and evidence-based healthcare
  • identifying and appraising quality innovations


AQuMed holds the editorship of

  • The German Journal for Evidence and Quality in Healthcare (Zeitschrift fuer Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualitaet im Gesundheitswesen - ZEFQ)


AQuMeds internet addresses


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