Through a contract with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the National Quality Forum (NQF) solicited feedback on the formats from private sector organizations and individuals. The NQF, a non-profit organization that focuses on healthcare quality, then convened an expert panel to review the comments received and provide feedback to AHRQ. Based on the expert panel feedback, AHRQ further revised and refined the Common Formats for Event Reporting - Hospital that are now available as Common Formats for Event Reporting - Hospital Version 1.2 (CFER-H V1.2) and Common Formats for Event Reporting - Hospital Version 2.0 (CFER-H V2.0).
The following formats are active for reporting and are available for implementation by healthcare providers and Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs). These versions of the Common Formats are also accepted by the PSOPPC for national reporting.
Common Formats for Event Reporting - Hospital Version 2.0