Relevance of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicators for children's hospitals.

@article{Sedman2005RelevanceOT,
  title={Relevance of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicators for children's hospitals.},
  author={Aileen B. Sedman and J Mitchell Harris and Kristine Schulz and Ellen Schwalenstocker and Denise Remus and M Kathleen Scanlon and Vinita Bahl},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2005},
  volume={115 1},
  pages={135-45}
}
OBJECTIVES Patient safety indicators (PSIs) were developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Our objectives were (1) to apply these algorithms to the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) Aggregate Case Mix Comparative Database for 1999-2002, (2) to establish mean rates for each of the PSI events in children's hospitals, (3) to investigate the inadequacies of PSIs in relation to pediatric diagnoses, and (4) to express the data in such a… CONTINUE READING
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