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Relationships between pediatric safety indicators across a national sample of pediatric hospitals: dispelling the myth of the "safest" hospital.

Milliren CE, Bailey G, Graham DA, et al. Relationships between pediatric safety indicators across a national sample of pediatric hospitals: dispelling the myth of the "safest" hospital. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(4):e741-e746. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000938

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June 22, 2022
Milliren CE, Bailey G, Graham DA, et al. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(4):e741-e746.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) use a variety of quality indicators to measure and rank hospital performance. In this study, researchers analyzed the variance between AHRQ pediatric quality indicators and CMS hospital-acquired condition indicators and evaluated the use of alternative composite scores. The researchers identified substantial within-hospital variation across the indicators and could not identify a single composite measure capable of capturing all of the variance observed across the broad range of outcomes. The authors call for additional research to identify meaningful approaches to performance ranking for children’s hospitals.

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Milliren CE, Bailey G, Graham DA, et al. Relationships between pediatric safety indicators across a national sample of pediatric hospitals: dispelling the myth of the "safest" hospital. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(4):e741-e746. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000938