publication . Article . Other literature type . 2009

Application of patient safety indicators internationally: a pilot study among seven countries

Hude Quan; Patrick S. Romano; William A. Ghali; Daniel J. Tancredi; Edward Kelley; Eugene Wen; Sarah Scobie; Saskia E. Drösler; Niek Klazinga; Niek Klazinga; ...
Open Access English
  • Published: 24 Apr 2009
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
Objective To explore the potential for international comparison of patient safety as part of the Health Care Quality Indicators project of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) by evaluating patient safety indicators originally published by the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Design A retrospective cross-sectional study. Setting Acute care hospitals in the USA, UK, Sweden, Spain, Germany, Canada and Australia in 2004 and 2005/2006. Data sources Routine hospitalization-related administrative data from seven countries were analyzed. Using algorithms adapted to the diagnosis and procedure coding systems in place in ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Health Policy, General Medicine, Environmental health, Developing country, Data quality, Patient safety, Global health, Health care quality, Medicine, business.industry, business, International comparisons, Health care, Acute care, medicine.medical_specialty
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