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Smith S, Snyder A, McMahon LF
Success in hospital-acquired pressure ulcer prevention: a tale in two data sets.
This study assessed hospital-acquired pressure ulcer (HAPU) incidence, severity, and trends using administrative data for 2009-14 from three states. The HAPU incidence the investigators found was approximately one-twentieth of that found in chart-based surveillance review data. The authors suggest that transitioning from administrative data to chart-based surveillance review to measure HAPUs and accounting for HAPU severity could improve the validity of HAPU measures for assessing the clinical and financial impact of value-based purchasing interventions.
AHRQ-funded; HS018334; HS019767.
Citation: Smith S, Snyder A, McMahon LF . Success in hospital-acquired pressure ulcer prevention: a tale in two data sets. Health Aff 2018 Nov;37(11):1787-96. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2018.0712.
Keywords: Data, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Pressure Ulcers, Prevention