Examining the validity of AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs): is variation in PSI composite score related to hospital organizational factors?
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The AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) are increasingly used as publicly reported measures of hospital quality performance. This study investigated Veterans Health Administration hospitals with low and high PSI composite scores. Although high performers exhibited some distinctions in leadership and communication, overall the relationship between PSI score and organizational processes was inconsistent.
Is patient safety improving? National trends in patient safety indicators: 1998–2007.
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National trends in hospital-acquired preventable adverse events after major cancer surgery in the USA.
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Validity of Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicators at an academic medical center.
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