Positive predictive value of the AHRQ accidental puncture or laceration patient safety indicator.

@article{Utter2009PositivePV,
  title={Positive predictive value of the AHRQ accidental puncture or laceration patient safety indicator.},
  author={Garth H Utter and Patricia Ann Zrelak and Ruth Baron and Daniel J. Tancredi and Banafsheh Sadeghi and Jeffrey J. Geppert and Patrick S. Romano},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={250 6},
  pages={1041-5}
}
OBJECTIVE Patient Safety Indicator (PSI) 15, or "Accidental Puncture or Laceration" (APL), of the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality was recently endorsed as a consensus standard for quality of care by the National Quality Forum. We sought to determine the positive predictive value (PPV) of this indicator. METHODS We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study of hospitalization records that met PSI 15 criteria. We sampled cases from 32 geographically diverse hospitals… CONTINUE READING