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An organization-specific and modifiable inpatient safety composite measure.

Smith PK, Amster A. An Organization-Specific and Modifiable Inpatient Safety Composite Measure. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2019;45(4):304-314. doi:10.1016/j.jcjq.2018.11.005.

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May 8, 2019
Smith PK, Amster A. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2019;45(4):304-314.

This commentary describes how one health system developed and utilized an inpatient safety composite measure to track hospital-level performance on a select set of adverse events. The authors found that the tool successfully quantified improvement over time and suggest it can be used by other hospitals and health systems.

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Smith PK, Amster A. An Organization-Specific and Modifiable Inpatient Safety Composite Measure. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2019;45(4):304-314. doi:10.1016/j.jcjq.2018.11.005.