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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

How best to measure surgical quality? Comparison of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicators (AHRQ-PSI) and the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) postoperative adverse events at a single institution.

Cima RR, Lackore KA, Nehring SA, et al. Surgery. 2011;150:943-9.

This study found that the Patient Safety Indicators lacked sensitivity and specificity for detecting postoperative adverse events, compared to the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program adverse event detection methodology.