Journal Article

Impact of date stamping on patient safety measurement in patients undergoing CABG: experience with the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators.

Glance LG; Li Y; Osler TM; Mukamel DB; Dick AW.

As the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will no longer reimburse hospitals for certain preventable complications, hospitals must document if these complications were "present on admission" (POA). This study found that the rate of inpatient complications, as measured by the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators, was significantly influenced by use of a POA variable, as also found in a prior study.