The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released for public comment Common Formats for Surveillance – Hospital Version 0.2 Beta which includes modules entitled, Generic Adverse Event Information, Blood or Blood Product, Birth-Maternal, Birth-Neonatal, Device or Medical/Surgical Supply including Health Information Technology (HIT), Fall, Medication, Pressure Ulcer/Pressure Injury, Surgery or Anesthesia, Venous Thromboembolism, Hospital Associated Infection- Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI), Hospital Associated Infection- Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI), Hospital Associated Infection-Acute Hospital Acquired Pneumonia (HAP), Hospital Associated Infection- Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI), Hospital Associated Infection- Surgical Site Infection (SSI), Hospital Associated Infection- Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and Other Outcomes of Interest (OOI). This version replaces Common Formats for Surveillance – Hospital Version 0.1 Beta.
AHRQ has contracted with the National Quality Forum (NQF) to assist with gathering and analyzing feedback. To view Common Formats for Surveillance—Hospital Version 0.2 Beta and post comments through the NQF tool, please go to http://www.qualityforum.
AHRQ appreciates the time and effort individuals invest in providing comments. All feedback received will be reviewed and considered to guide the development of a revised version.