Journal Article

Performance measures in neurosurgical patient care: differing applications of patient safety indicators.

Moghavem N, McDonald K, Ratliff JK, et al. Medical care. 2016;54:359-64.

The AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) can identify adverse events in hospital data. This study demonstrated that PSIs were associated with longer hospital stays and increased mortality. Neurosurgery patients were more likely to have PSIs occur than other surgical patients.