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Journal Article

Designing an abstraction instrument: lessons from efforts to validate the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators.

Utter GH, Borzecki AM, Rosen AK, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2011;37:20-8.

This commentary describes the challenges faced in creating a medical record abstraction process, and aims to validate investigators' use of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators as a mechanism for administrative data-based quality measurement.