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Patient Safety Indicators Technical Specifications

Patient Safety Indicators Technical Specifications Updates - Version 6.0, September

  • Updated Patient Safety Indicators Technical Specifications, Version 6.0 (Zip File)

  • PSI 02 Death Rate in Low-Mortality Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs)

  • PSI 03 Pressure Ulcer Rate

  • PSI 04 Death Rate among Surgical Inpatients with Serious Treatable Conditions

  • PSI 05 Retained Surgical Item or Unretrieved Device Fragment Count

  • PSI 06 Iatrogenic Pneumothorax Rate

  • PSI 07 Central Venous Catheter-Related Blood Stream Infection Rate

  • PSI 08 In Hospital Fall with Hip Fracture Rate

  • PSI 09 Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate

  • PSI 10 Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury Requiring Dialysis

  • PSI 11 Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate

  • PSI 12 Perioperative Pulmonary Embolism or Deep Vein Thrombosis Rate

  • PSI 13 Postoperative Sepsis Rate

  • PSI 14 Postoperative Wound Dehiscence Rate

  • PSI 15 Unrecognized Abdominopelvic Accidental Puncture/Laceration Rate

  • PSI 16 Transfusion Reaction Count

  • PSI 17 Birth Trauma Rate – Injury to Neonate

  • PSI 18 Obstetric Trauma Rate – Vaginal Delivery With Instrument

  • PSI 19 Obstetric Trauma Rate-Vaginal Delivery Without Instrument

  • PSI 21 Retained Surgical Item or Unretrieved Device Fragment Rate

  • PSI 22 Iatrogenic Pneumothorax Rate

  • PSI 23 Central Venous Catheter-Related Blood Stream Infection Rate

  • PSI 24 Postoperative Wound Dehiscence Rate

  • PSI 25 Accidental Puncture or Laceration Rate

  • PSI 26 Transfusion Reaction Rate

  • PSI 27 Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate

  • PSI 90 Patient Safety and Adverse Events Composite

  • PSI Appendices

Patient Safety Indicators Technical Specifications for SAS QI and WinQI v5.0 can be found here.

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