Current Quality Measurement Tools Are Insufficient to Assess Complications in Orthopedic Surgery.

@article{Sebastian2017CurrentQM,
  title={Current Quality Measurement Tools Are Insufficient to Assess Complications in Orthopedic Surgery.},
  author={Arjun S. Sebastian and Stephanie F Polites and Amy E. Glasgow and Elizabeth B. Habermann and Robert R. Cima and Sanjeev Kakar},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={10-15.e1}
}
PURPOSE The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (ACS-NSQIP) is a clinically-derived, validated tool to track outcomes in surgery. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicators (AHRQ-PSI) are a set of computer algorithms run on administrative data to identify adverse events. The purpose of this study is to compare complications following orthopedic surgery identified by ACS-NSQIP and AHRQ-PSI. METHODS Patients between 2010 and… CONTINUE READING
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