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Author Beckett, Megan K., author

Title A review of current state-level adverse medical event reporting practices : toward national standards / Megan K. Beckett [and others] ; prepared for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corporation, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 155 pages)
Series Technical report ; 383
Technical report (Rand Corporation) ; TR-383
Contents Introduction -- Data collection and analytic methods -- Administrative characteristics of adverse event reporting systems -- Defining reportable events -- Data elements: information about reportable events collected by states -- Existing medical standards applicable to adverse event reporting -- Design and implementation of an adverse medical events reporting system: the views of patient safety experts -- Summary and conclusions -- Appendix A: Creating analytic files or worksheets -- Appendix B: Summary of information collected about each state system (including Maryland) -- Appendix C: Hierarchical categorization of reportable adverse events
Summary Nearly half of states require or request the reporting of adverse medical events. In 2003, the Institute of Medicine (Patient Safety: Achieving a New Standard of Care) called for the use of consistent standards for medical error reporting. Standardization will facilitate the creation of a national patient safety repository that aggregates data from states and enable policymakers to track trends in adverse events nationally. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is leading the national Patient Safety Initiative to combat medical errors. This report summarizes the results of an AHRQ sponsored 50-state survey of adverse reporting systems in 2004. It documents the consistency of information that states are collecting as part of their reporting systems, identifies issues related to establishing a national patient safety repository, and presents an action plan to implement a standardized nationwide system elicited from an external advisory panel that was convened explicitly for this purpose
Notes "Prepared for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality."
"RAND Health."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-155)
Notes Sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) ; conducted in R AND Health, a division of the RAND Corporation HHSP233200400145U
Description based on online resource; title from electronic title page (JSTOR, viewed February 1, 2018)
Subject Medical errors -- Code numbers.
Medical errors -- Code words.
Medical errors -- Reporting -- Standards -- United States.
Medical errors -- Reporting -- United States -- States.
Medical Errors -- standards.
Benchmarking -- standards.
Medical Records Systems, Computerized -- standards.
Safety Management -- standards.
State Health Planning and Development Agencies -- standards.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author United States. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, sponsor
RAND Health, author
ISBN 0833060007 (electronic bk.)
9780833060006 (electronic bk.)