AHRQ National Scorecard on Rates of Hospital-Acquired Conditions
The National Scorecard on Rates of Hospital-Acquired Conditions, 2010 to 2015 (PDF version, 260 KB) is a report that shows progress toward the Partnership for Patients’ goal of reducing hospital-acquired conditions (HACs). These are conditions that a patient develops while in the hospital being treated for something else.
The National Scorecard on Rates of Hospital-Acquired Conditions, 2010 to 2015, the most recent report, shows that from 2010 to 2015, HACs fell by 21 percent, saving 125,000 lives and $28 billion in health care costs. Read the AHRQ press release.
- Final data, 2014 (PDF version, 278 KB)
- Interim data, 2014 (PDF version, 178 KB)
- Final data, 2013 (PDF version, 757 KB)
- Interim data, 2013 (PDF version, 727 KB)
- Updated Information on the Annual Hospital-Acquired Condition Rate: 2011 and 2012 (PDF version, 200 KB)
To improve how the Nation tracks its progress on reducing HACs and other adverse events, AHRQ is developing the AHRQ Quality and Safety Review System. This patient safety surveillance system will capture information about HACs and other adverse events directly from electronic health records.
AHRQ awarded a contract in 2016 that developed methods and estimated the incremental inpatient financial costs and additional inpatient mortality associated with 10 selected hospital-acquired conditions. The final report of this project, Estimating the Additional Hospital Inpatient Cost and Mortality Associated With Selected Hospital-Acquired Conditions, can be found here. (PDF version, 1.61 MB)
Page originally created May 2014