NQF Endorses Complications-Related Patient Safety Measures

The National Quality Forum Board of Directors has endorsed 14 patient safety measures with a focus on complications.

The measures address a range of quality concerns, including medication safety, venous thromboembolism, surgical safety and care coordination. The endorsed measures are as follows:

•    0022: Use of High Risk Medications in the Elderly (NCQA)
•    0372: Intensive Care Unit Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis (Joint Commission)
•    0373: Venous Thromboembolism Patients with Anticoagulant Overlap Therapy (Joint Commission)


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•    0450: Postoperative Pulmonary Embolism or Deep Vein Thrombosis Rate (PSI 12) (AHRQ)
•    0267: Wrong Site, Wrong Side, Wrong Patient, Wrong Procedure, Wrong Implant (Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Collaboration)
•    0344: Accidental Puncture or Laceration Rate (PDI 1) (AHRQ)
•    0345: Accidental Puncture or Laceration Rate (PSI 15) (AHRQ)
•    0362: Foreign Body left after procedure (PDI 3) (AHRQ)
•    0363: Foreign Body Left During Procedure (PSI 5) (AHRQ)
•    0263: Patient Burn (Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Collaboration)
•    0346: Iatrogenic Pneumothorax Rate (PSI 6) (AHRQ)
•    0348: Iatrogenic Pneumothorax Rate (PDI 5) (AHRQ)
•    0349: Transfusion Reaction (PSI 16) (AHRQ) (reserve status)
•    0350: Transfusion Reaction (PDI 13) (AHRQ) (reserve status)

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