Using Harm-Based Weights for the AHRQ Patient Safety for Selected Indicators Composite (PSI-90): Does It Affect Assessment of Hospital Performance and Financial Penalties in Veterans Health Administration Hospitals?

@article{Chen2016UsingHW,
  title={Using Harm-Based Weights for the AHRQ Patient Safety for Selected Indicators Composite (PSI-90): Does It Affect Assessment of Hospital Performance and Financial Penalties in Veterans Health Administration Hospitals?},
  author={Qi Chen and Amy K Rosen and Ann M Borzecki and Michael Shwartz},
  journal={Health services research},
  year={2016},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={2140-2157}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess whether hospital profiles for public reporting and pay-for-performance, measured by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety for Selected Indicators (PSI-90) composite measure, were affected by using the recently developed harm-based weights. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING Retrospective analysis of 2012-2014 data from the Veterans Health Administration (VA). STUDY DESIGN The AHRQ PSI software (v5.0) was applied to obtain the original volume-based… CONTINUE READING

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