Performance Measurement in the Hospital Outpatient Setting. Safety


A large number of existing patient safety measures apply primarily to care provided in the inpatient setting (e.g., Leapfrog’s Safety Leaps, AHRQ’s Patients Safety Indicators (PSIs), and the SCIP measures). However, a number of these safety measures that apply more universally — such as a culture of safety, hand washing and other infection control measures, and medication verification — would be appropriate for application in the hospital outpatient setting.

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