Whole-patient measure of safety: using administrative data to assess the probability of highly undesirable events during hospitalization.

@article{Perla2013WholepatientMO,
  title={Whole-patient measure of safety: using administrative data to assess the probability of highly undesirable events during hospitalization.},
  author={Rocco J. Perla and Samuel F. Hohmann and Karen M Annis},
  journal={Journal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality},
  year={2013},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={
          20-31
        }
}
Hospitals often have limited ability to obtain primary clinical data from electronic health records to use in assessing quality and safety. We outline a new model that uses administrative data to gauge the safety of care at the hospital level. The model is based on a set of highly undesirable events (HUEs) defined using administrative data and can be customized to address the priorities and needs of different users. Patients with HUEs were identified using discharge abstracts from July 1, 2008… CONTINUE READING
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