Journal Article

Implementation, evaluation, and recommendations for extension of AHRQ Common Formats to capture patient- and carepartner-generated safety data.

Collins S; Couture B; Dykes P; Schnipper J; Fagan M; Schnipper J; Fagan M; Benneyan J; Sheikh A; Bates DW; Sordo M.

When patients and caregivers report adverse events, they may identify unique issues that other reporting systems do not capture. The authors propose adjustments to AHRQ's Common Formats for safety event reporting that allow patients and caregivers to more effectively report adverse events. An Annual Perspective emphasized the value of patient adverse event reporting in larger efforts to engage patients in their safety.