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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Study

Accurate measurement In California's safety-net health systems has gaps and barriers.

Khoong EC, Cherian R, Rivadeneira NA, et al. Health affairs (Project Hope). 2018;37:1760-1769.

California's Medicaid pay-for-performance program requires safety-net health care systems to report and improve upon diverse ambulatory safety measures. Researchers found that participating safety-net hospitals struggled to report accurate data. Systems had more success improving metrics that placed patients at risk of life-threatening harm when compared to metrics that required longer term follow-up or patient engagement.