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Network of Patient Safety Databases Chartbook, 2019

Network of Patient Safety Databases Chartbook, 2019. MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; December 2019. AHRQ Pub No 20-0023.

AHRQ has released the Network of Patient Safety Databases Chartbook, 2019 which offers an overview of nonidentifiable, aggregated patient safety event and near miss information, voluntarily reported by AHRQ listed Patient Safety Organizations from across the nation. The newly-released chartbook and accompanying dashboards (released in June 2019) outline the extent of harm reported, distribution of patient safety events, near misses (close calls), and unsafe conditions.  Data within the chartbook cannot be used for statistical comparisons with clinical quality measures because the submission of data to the NPSD is completely voluntary.