Journal Article

Detection of postoperative respiratory failure: how predictive is the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Patient Safety Indicator?

Utter GH; Cuny J; Sama P; Silver MR; Zrelak PA; Baron R; Drösler SE; Romano PS.

The AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator for postoperative respiratory failure accurately identified cases of clinically diagnosed respiratory failure, with a false-positive rate of approximately 17%.