NQF Accepting Comments on Patient Safety Measures Through June 26

June 19, 2014    |   By: Calevir

In response to the ongoing concerns about medical errors and unsafe care killing tens of thousands of Americans each year, the NQF is undertaking a project to evaluate patient safety measures that can be used for accountability and public reporting for all populations and in all settings of care. This project will address topic areas including but not limited to:

  • Measures from applicable settings, such as skilled nursing facilities and inpatient rehabilitation facilities;
  • Unplanned admission-related measures from other settings (i.e., hospitalization for patients on dialysis);
  • All-Cause and condition specific admission measures;
  • Condition-specific readmissions measures and Measures examining length of stay.

The project will also continue to evaluate patient safety measures such as healthcare-associated infections, medication safety, and imaging safety.   Public comments on the NQF safety measures are encouraged through June 26th.

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