Efforts To Improve Patient Safety Result in 1.3 Million Fewer Patient Harms

Interim Update on 2013 Annual Hospital-Acquired Condition Rate and Estimates of Cost Savings and Deaths Averted From 2010 to 2013

Exhibit A3. Percent Reduction in AHRQ National Scorecard HACs From 2010 to 2013 (Interim)

Bar chart shows percent reduction in HACs from 2010 to 2013: Adverse drug events (baseline 2010 rate: 49.5 per 1,000 discharges), 19%; Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (baseline 2010 rate: 12.2 per 1,000 discharges), 28%; Central line-associated bloodstream infections (baseline 2010 rate: .55 per 1,000 discharges), 49%; Falls (baseline 2010 rate: 7.9 per 1,000 discharges), 8%; Obstetric adverse events (baseline 2010 rate: 2.5 per 1,000 discharges), 6%; Pressure ulcers (baseline 2010 rate: 40.3 per 1,000 discharges), 20%; Surgical site infections (baseline 2010 rate: 2.9 per 1,000 discharges), 19%; Ventilator-associated pneumonias (baseline 2010 rate: 1.2 per 1,000 discharges), 3%; (Post-op) Venous Thromboembolisms (baseline 2010 rate: .85 per 1,000 discharges), 18%; All other HACs (2013 MPSMS data and 2012 PSI data, baseline 2010 rate: 27.3 per 1,000 discharges), 8%; Total, 17%.



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Internet Citation: Interim Update on 2013 Annual Hospital-Acquired Condition Rate and Estimates of Cost Savings and Deaths Averted From 2010 to 2013. Content last reviewed December 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/pfp/interimhac2013-ap3.html
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