Journal Article

Examining the validity of AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs): is variation in PSI composite score related to hospital organizational factors?

Shin MH; Sullivan JL; Rosen AK; Solomon JL; Dunn EJ; Shimada SL; Hayes J; Rivard PE.

The AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) are increasingly used as publicly reported measures of hospital quality performance. This study investigated Veterans Health Administration hospitals with low and high PSI composite scores. Although high performers exhibited some distinctions in leadership and communication, overall the relationship between PSI score and organizational processes was inconsistent.