Munier Slide 5

AHRQ Collaboration to Support the Partnership for Patients (P for P)

Text version of slide presentation from a National Advisory Council meeting.

Patient Safety Act

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  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 contains a provision authorizing the Secretary of HHS [Department of Health & Human Services] to promulgate common definitions and reporting formats (Common Formats) to support uniform reporting of quality and safety performance.
  • Such Common Formats allow PSOs [Patient Safety Organizations] (and other interested parties) to collect information on quality and safety that is "interoperable" and can be aggregated locally, regionally, and nationally for accelerated learning.

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Internet Citation: Munier Slide 5. Content last reviewed October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.