Comment Period on Revised Forms for Prototype Consumer Patient Safety Reporting System Open Until July 8Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) sent this bulletin at 06/12/2013 05:22 PM EDT
Comment Period on Revised Forms for Prototype Consumer Patient Safety Reporting System Open Until July 8
In an effort to realize the untapped potential of health care consumers to provide local providers with their important perspective regarding adverse events they have experienced, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has funded the development of a prototype Consumer Reporting System for Patient Safety (CRSPS). The prototype is designed for hospitals, systems, group practices, and others to collect information from patients about adverse events that resulted or nearly resulted in harm or injury. The purpose of this project is to test this prototype for its ability to record data from consumers about patient safety events that are defined as an “incident” or “near miss” by the AHRQ Common Formats.
AHRQ recognizes that the unique perspective of health care consumers could reveal important information that is not reported through current mechanisms. Patient reports could complement and enhance reports from providers and thus produce a more complete and accurate understanding of the prevalence and characteristics of medical adverse events.
This proposed information collection was previously announced in the Federal Register on September 11, 2012, and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ received 45 substantive comments and 64 personal stories from members of the public. To address these comments, substantial revisions were made to the data collection tools and supporting documentation. Details and information about how to comment on the revised data collection tools are now available for public comment until July 8.