The Common Formats for Event Reporting - Diagnostic Safety Version 1.0 (CFER-DS V1.0) are designed for use across all healthcare settings and specialties. Widespread use of the CFER-DS and reporting to the PSOPPC/NPSD will make it possible to collect, aggregate and analyze diagnostic safety-related information nationally to accelerate learning and improvement.
The Event Description, Form, Annotated Form, Users' Guide, and Preliminary Report for the CFER-DS V1.0 are available below.
The Event Description contains the complete set of CFER-DS data elements and substantive corresponding answer values that can be used to describe a single Diagnostic Safety Event in outline format.
CFER-DS V1.0 Event Description Posted on: 09/01/2022, 255 KB
The Form contains the complete set of CFER-DS data elements and corresponding answer values that can be used to describe a single Diagnostic Safety Event in a question-and-answer format. Note that the question numbers in the Form do not correspond to the item numbers used in the Event Description.
CFER-DS V1.0 Form Posted on: 01/19/2023, 786 KB
The Annotated Form contains the same elements as the Form but also provides labels for all data elements and corresponding answer values for use by implementation teams.
CFER-DS V1.0 Annotated Form Posted on: 01/19/2023, 2,688 KB
The Users' Guide provides a general overview of the AHRQ Common Formats for Event Reporting as well as specific information about the CFER-DS V1.0: an overview of the conceptual framework, definitions, and helpful information for implementation. It includes clinical examples that illustrate how to apply the CFER-DS concepts and definitions to a Diagnostic Safety Event as well as a glossary of terms used in the CFER-DS V1.0.
CFER-DS V1.0 Users Guide and Glossary Posted on: 01/19/2023, 586 KB
The "Preliminary Report about a Diagnostic Safety Event for Front Line Clinician Use" is an optional supporting resource that may be adapted and integrated with existing internal event reporting and analysis workflows. Such a resource may facilitate capture of brief information by Clinicians at the time a Diagnostic Safety Event is recognized for later collection of the full set of CFER-DS data elements.
CFER-DS V1.0 Preliminary Report Posted on: 05/23/2022, 197 KB
The technical specifications include the Implementation Guide, Resources Workbook, Data Dictionary, Data Submission Error Messages, Flowchart, and CDA XML Sample that provide direction on how to implement and submit CFER-DS V1.0 data.
The Implementation Guide provides specifications for the required CDA XML file format to transmit Common Formats Patient Safety Report data.
CFER-DS V1.0 Implementation Guide Posted on: 01/19/2023, 813 KBResources Workbook
The Resources Workbook provides a complete mapping of OIDs, templates, data elements, answer values, and validation rules used in the creation of the CDA XML file.
CFER-DS V1.0 Resources Workbook Posted on: 01/19/2023, 79 KBData Dictionary
The Data Dictionary provides information on each data element (e.g., name, definition, format, values, etc.).
CFER-DS V1.0 Data Dictionary Posted on: 01/19/2023, 839 KBData Submission Error Messages
The Data Submission Error Message document contains all possible error messages for CFER-DS V1.0 patient safety data submissions. This document provides the validation rules for each error message to assist in the revision of the CDA XML file.
CFER-DS_V1.0_Data_Submission_Error_Messages Posted on: 01/19/2023, 31 KB
The Flowchart illustrates the valid path for a complete patient safety report from start to finish. Each required data element and associated answer value contained in the CFER-DS set of elements is provided.
CFER-DS V1.0 Flowchart Posted on: 01/19/2023, 234 KB
The CDA XML file sample document provides sample and associated CDA XML file output for a Diagnostic Safety Report, it contains all recommended data elements for patient safety data reports and conform to Common Formats for Event Reporting - Diagnostic Version 1.0 (CFER-DS V1.0).
CFER-DS V1.0 CDA XML File Sample Posted on: 01/19/2023, 483 KB
CFER-DS_V1.0_CDA_XML_Sample Posted on: 01/19/2023, 6 KB