Application of AHRQ patient safety indicators to English hospital data.

  title={Application of AHRQ patient safety indicators to English hospital data.},
  author={Alex Bottle and Paul Aylin},
  journal={Quality & safety in health care},
  volume={18 4},
BACKGROUND Patient safety is recognised worldwide as a major healthcare issue. The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality developed a series of evidence-based Patient Safety Indicators for use with hospital administrative data, but to date these have not been translated for use in the UK. They measure harm due to treatment and include infections, obstetric tears and foreign bodies left in the patient following surgery. We aimed to apply 10 of the AHRQ indicators for use in English… CONTINUE READING


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