Assessment of the Ahrq Patient Safety Initiative

Assessment of the Ahrq Patient Safety Initiative

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Updates the policy context of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) patient safety initiative; documents the current priorities and activities undertaken; and assesses contributions of funded projects and dissemination actions to support adoption of evidence-based safe practices. Discusses implications for future AHRQ policy, programming, and research; suggests ways to strengthen AHRQ activities.We also calculated the PSI measures both with the official coding algorithms used last year (the aquot;Old Codeaquot; of 2004), as well as ... part to incorporate annual updates to the ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes and DRG codes (which define key data elements used in calculating PSI rates). ... Adjusted PSI rates for aquot; postoperative hip fractureaquot; and aquot;postoperative PE or DVTaquot; remained stable in 2003, while the rate foranbsp;...

Title:Assessment of the Ahrq Patient Safety Initiative
Author:Donna Farley
Publisher:Rand Corp - 2008-11-30


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