Publishing of patient safety data

January 29, 2014

Source:  Rochdale Online 30 December 2013

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Date of publication:  December 2013

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell:  A pilot initiative, which will see information on patient safety, clinical effectiveness and patient experience published, along with patients’ own stories,  is underway at the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. ‘Open and honest care: Driving improvement’ will involve the hospitals run by The Pennine Acute Trust. The published information will include the number of patients that develop bed sores whilst in hospital, the number of falls recorded and hospital infection rates. It will enable the Trust to share and engage in a different way with the public and to assist with discussions about where improvements are needed and the action being taken.

Length of Publication:  1 web page

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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


Organisation Patient Safety Incident Reports March 2010

June 9, 2010

Source: National Reporting and Learning Service

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Date of publication:  March 2010

Publication type:  Report

In a nutshell:  Access patient safety incident reports for individual NHS organisations in England and Wales.

Length of publication:  1 web page

Achnowledgements:  National Patient Safety Agency