As part of our ongoing efforts to improve patient safety, Northeast Georgia Health System has identified five Patient Safety Indicators (PSI’s). These PSI’s are essentially unnecessary complications patients can experience in a hospital setting. We believe these five complications are particularly unacceptable and, by closely monitoring them, we hope to identify the root causes to prevent future complications.
The five PSI’s below were pulled from a larger list created by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. AHRQ developed its list after reviewing numerous healthcare studies, analyzing patient records, tracking trends across time and discussing risks with a panel of physicians.
Deaths among surgical inpatients with serious, but treatable, complications