Monitoring patient safety in health care: building the case for surrogate measures.

@article{Gaynes2006MonitoringPS,
  title={Monitoring patient safety in health care: building the case for surrogate measures.},
  author={Robert P. Gaynes and Richard Platt},
  journal={Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety},
  year={2006},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={95-101}
}
BACKGROUND Objective measurements are notably lacking for many adverse events in health care. A new approach to monitoring such events is based on the experience in measuring hospital-associated infections. DEVELOPING OBJECTIVE AND UNIVERSAL MEASURES An essential tenet of the current goal of surveillance-focusing only on rigorously confirmed adverse… CONTINUE READING