Journal Article

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

Utter GH; Borzecki AM; Rosen AK; Zrelak PA; Sadeghi B; Baron R; Cuny J; Kaafarani HMA; Geppert JJ; Romano PS.

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.