Evaluation of the Use of AHRQ and Other Quality Indicators

Figure 3.2. Frequency of Use of Specific AHRQ PSIs among 42 Users of the AHRQ QIs (Text Description)

Figure 3.2. depicts two categories of Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) measured against frequency of use in a columnar graph. The data represented by this graph is contained in the following table.

Category AHRQ PSI Frequency (number of users)
Hospital-Level Indicators 1. Complications of anesthesia 20
2. Death in low mortality DRGs 19
3. Decubitis ulcer 25
4. Failure to rescue 20
5. Foreign body left in during procedure 20
6. Iatrogenic pneumothorax 25
7. Selected infections due to medical care 25
8. Postoperative hip fracture 26
9. Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma 22
10. Postoperative physiologic & metabolic derangements 23
11. Postoperative respiratory failure 23
12. Postoperative PE or DVT 28
13. Postoperative sepsis 26
14. Postoperative wound dehiscence 23
15. Accidental puncture and laceration 22
16. Transfusion reaction 18
17. Birth trauma—injury to neonate 18
18. OB trauma—vag. delivery with instrument 15
19. OB trauma—vag. delivery without instrument 16
20. OB trauma—cesarean delivery 15
Area-Level Indicators 21. Foreign body left in during procedure 13
22. Iatrogenic pneumothorax 14
23. Selected infections due to medical care 14
24. Postoperative wound dehiscence 13
25. Accidental puncture and laceration 13
26. Transfusion reaction 13
27. Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma 12

Source: RAND analysis of environmental scan results.

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Internet Citation: Figure 3.2. Frequency of Use of Specific AHRQ PSIs among 42 Users of the AHRQ QIs (Text Description). Content last updated October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/qualityindicators/chapter3-fig3-2text.html