Patient Safety Toolkit Now Available

March 26, 2012    |   By: Calevir

AHRQ has released a toolkit and orientation video specifically designed to guide hospitals in the use of improvement methods for Quality Indictors (QIs).   While the focus is primarily on the 17 Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) and the 28 Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQIs), the toolkit is a general guide to the application of improvement methods.   Quality Leaders will benefit from the available resources within the toolkit, but senior leaders, data analysts, and others will find valuable content including benchmark comparisons and identification of coding and documentation issues that affect PSI and IQI rates.

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