Whole-Patient Measure of Safety: Using Administrative Data to Assess the Probability of Highly Undesirable Events During Hospitalization

October 30, 2013

Source:  Journal for Healthcare Quality vol/iss 35/5, pp. 20-31

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Date of publication:  September/October 2013

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  This article looks at a new model that uses administrative data to gauge the safety of care in hospitals. The model uses a set of highly undesirable events (HUEs) defined using administrative data. It can be customized to address the priorities and needs of different users. With administrative and clinical datasets becoming more consistent, it is possible to use administrative data to compare the rates of HUEs across organizations and to identify opportunities for improvement.

Length of Publication:  12 pages


A new paradigm in patient safety

November 30, 2011

Source:  British Journal of Nursing  Vol. 20, Iss. 19, pp 1264 – 1265

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Date of publication: October 2011

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  this article discusses at the existing framework for the patient safety agenda and looks at ways it can be improved.

Length of publication:  2 web pages

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