Identifying Potentially Preventable Complications Using a Present on Admission Indicator

@inproceedings{Hughes2006IdentifyingPP,
  title={Identifying Potentially Preventable Complications Using a Present on Admission Indicator},
  author={J. S. Hughes and Richard F. Averill and Norbert I. Goldfield and James C. Gay and John H. Muldoon and Elizabeth C. McCullough and Jean Xiang},
  booktitle={Health care financing review},
  year={2006}
}
This article describes the development of Potentially Preventable Complications (PPCs), a new method that uses a present on admission (POA) indicator to identify in-hospital complications among secondary diagnoses that arise after admission. Analyses that used PPCs to obtain risk-adjusted complication rates for California hospitals showed that (1) the POA indicator is essential for identifying complications, (2) frequency of complications varies by reason for admission and severity of illness… CONTINUE READING
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