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

Evaluation of the Use of AHRQ and Other Quality Indicators

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.
CategoryAHRQ PSIFrequency (number of users)
Hospital-Level Indicators1. Complications of anesthesia20
2. Death in low mortality DRGs19
3. Decubitis ulcer25
4. Failure to rescue20
5. Foreign body left in during procedure20
6. Iatrogenic pneumothorax25
7. Selected infections due to medical care25
8. Postoperative hip fracture26
9. Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma22
10. Postoperative physiologic & metabolic derangements23
11. Postoperative respiratory failure23
12. Postoperative PE or DVT28
13. Postoperative sepsis26
14. Postoperative wound dehiscence23
15. Accidental puncture and laceration22
16. Transfusion reaction18
17. Birth trauma—injury to neonate18
18. OB trauma—vag. delivery with instrument15
19. OB trauma—vag. delivery without instrument16
20. OB trauma—cesarean delivery15
Area-Level Indicators21. Foreign body left in during procedure13
22. Iatrogenic pneumothorax14
23. Selected infections due to medical care14
24. Postoperative wound dehiscence13
25. Accidental puncture and laceration13
26. Transfusion reaction13
27. Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma12

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): Evaluation of the Use of AHRQ and Other Quality Indicators. December 2007. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/qualityindicators/chapter3-fig3-2text.html