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AHRQ Common Formats

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AHRQ coordinates the development of Common Formats for reporting patient safety events to Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs). This activity is authorized by the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient Safety Act) and the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule (Patient Safety Rule). In collaboration with the Patient Safety Work Group (PSWG), AHRQ has developed Common Formats for two settings of care - acute care hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.

  

  

Blue Arrow Active for Reporting

Common Formats that are active for reporting are available for implementation and use by healthcare providers and Patient Safety Organization (PSOs). These versions of the Common Formats are also accepted by the PSOPPC.

Comments can be submitted on all active reporting versions through the NQF Web Site.

  

Hospital Common Formats - Version 1.2
Hospital Common Formats - Version 1.1
General
About Hospital Common Formats
Clinical Release Notes
ZIP File (All Event Descriptions, Sample Reports, and Forms)
Users Guide & Glossary
Generic Formats
HERF / PIF / SIR
Event-Specific Formats
Blood or Blood Product
Device or Medical/Surgical Supply, including HIT
Fall
Healthcare-associated Infection
Medication or Other Substance
Perinatal
Pressure Ulcer
Surgery or Anesthesia
Venous Thromboembolism
Technical Specifications
Overview
Technical Release Notes
Data Submission Specifications
Appendix A: Resources Workbook
Appendix B: Flow Charts
Appendix C: CDA XML File Sample
Data Dictionary
Paper Forms Including Data Element Notations
Local Specifications
Report Specifications
ZIP Files (All Tech Specs)
  
  
  
  
  
General
About Hospital Common Formats
Users Guide & Glossary
Generic Formats
HERF / PIF / SIR
Event-Specific Formats
Blood or Blood Product
Device or Medical/Surgical Supply
Fall
Healthcare-associated Infection
Medication or Other Substance
Perinatal
Pressure Ulcer
Surgery or Anesthesia
Technical Specifications
Overview
Revision Notes
Data Submission Specifications
Appendix A: Resources Workbook
Appendix B: Flow Charts
Appendix C: Provider to PSO Data Submission
Data Dictionary
Local Specifications
Report Specifications

  

Blue Arrow Open for Public Review/Comment

Common Formats that are open for public review/comment are published in order to receive feedback from the public prior to becoming active. Comments can be submitted through the NQF Web Site.

  

Common Formats for Surveillance - Hospital Version 0.1 Beta
General
About Common Formats - Surveillance
ZIP File (All Event Descriptions and Population Report Shells)
Generic Formats
Generic Adverse Event Information
Event-Specific Formats
Blood or Blood Product
Delivery - Maternal
Delivery - Neonatal
Device or Medical/Surgical Supply, including Health Information Technology (HIT)
Fall
Medication
Pressure Ulcer
Surgery or Anesthesia
Venous Thromboembolism
Other Outcomes of Interest
Readmission
 

   

Blue Arrow Retired (Reference Only)

Common Formats that are retired are no longer active for reporting and should be utilized for reference only. These Common Formats should not be used by healthcare providers or Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs). Retired versions of the Common Formats can be obtained by contacting the PPC Help Desk.

Contact us for more information on retired Common Formats.