Now Available: Common Formats for Event Reporting — Hospital Version 2.0.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developedCommon Formats for Event Reporting — Hospital Version 2.0. The event descriptions, which define adverse events of interest in the inpatient hospital setting, as well as data element definitions, algorithms, and technical specifications, are now available at the Patient Safety Organization Privacy Protection Center (PSOPPC) website [link].
Common Formats for Event Reporting — Hospital Version 2.0 constitutes a major release of the AHRQ Common Formats and reflects these key changes:
- Data elements are designated as either 'core' or 'supplemental' for reporting purposes;
- Event descriptions for each module are condensed; and
- Module-specific paper forms are eliminated.
Core and supplemental data elements designate two types of data sets. Core data sets are required for event reporting at the local level by providers to PSOs and the PSOPPC for national aggregation and analysis. Supplemental data sets may be collected at the local level for additional analysis, and may be reported to PSOs, but will not be accepted by the PSOPPC for national aggregation and analysis at this time.
For AHRQ's full set of Common Formats, please go to the Patient Safety Organization Privacy Protection Center (PSOPPC) Web site at: https://www.psoppc.org/psoppc_