Slide 15. Common Formats (CF) for Patient Safety Event Reporting.

Patient Safety in Ambulatory Health Care

On July 13, 2012, Jeffrey Brady, MD, MPH, made this presentation at the meeting of the National Advisory Council.

Slide 15. Common Formats (CF) for Patient Safety Event Reporting.

  • Authorized by Patient Safety Act in 2005.
  • Developed with Federal work group comprising major health agencies (e.g., CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention], CMS [Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services], FDA [Food and Drug Administration], DoD [Department of Defense], VA [Veterans Administration]).
  • An important contribution to standardize patient safety measurement.
  • Gaining acceptance (gov't and private sector).
  • Ambulatory CF (Beta version):
    • Structure and significant amount of current content from the hospital CF will apply.
    • Some new conceptual work will be required.


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Page last reviewed November 2012
Internet Citation: Slide 15. Common Formats (CF) for Patient Safety Event Reporting.: Patient Safety in Ambulatory Health Care. November 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2012-07-nac/brady/brady0712sl15.html