Patient Safety Indicators
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Data Source: Texas Health Care Information Collection (THCIC)
The Quality Indicators (QIs) are a set of indicators that provide a perspective of the quality of care in hospitals and the surrounding area.
Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) are a set of indicators providing information on potential complications that occur within hospital and potential adverse events following surgeries, procedures, and childbirth. The PSIs were developed by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Starting 2015, a significant change in coding systems occurred. Federal requirements necessitated the change in coding systems, from the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS). The change occurred on October 1, 2015. The change will make the data difficult to utilize and compare between 2016 data and between QI reports from previous years.
Data on PSIs include only hospital patients 18 years and older. Rates are not calculated for hospitals with fewer than 30 cases. Diagnosis must be Present on Admission (POA) to be included in calculations. POA exempt hospitals are excluded from the tables above.
THCIC did not receive any comments from hospitals for year 2018 QI reports.