Journal Article
Review

Measuring patient safety: the Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System (past, present, and future).

Classen DC; Munier W; Verzier N; Eldridge N; Hunt D; Metersky M; Richards C; Wang Y; Brady PJ; Helwig A; Battles J.

The Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System was developed to track adverse events nationally to support robust safety improvement. This review summarizes the history of the Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System and its evolution into a new system that seeks to enhance the standardization and utilization of the collected data.