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AHRQ Common Formats


Description

The Common Formats, authorized by the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, facilitate Patient Safety Organization (PSO) collection of patient safety work product from health care providers in a standardized manner. Use of these forms will assure consistency of reporting among PSOs as they begin to aggregate patient safety event information. The formats are being used by health care providers and PSOs to report a comprehensive range of patient safety concerns, capturing both structured and narrative information.

Common Formats Version 1.2 replaces Version 1.1.

Version 1.2 has two categories of documents:
  • Event descriptions, sample reports, and forms
  • Technical specifications

Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at: https://www.psoppc.org/web/patientsafety/commonformats

Developer

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Funding Sources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


QualityTool Topic

asp:qt-topic-replace-me


History

  • Release Date: 09/2008
  • Review Date: 04/2013
  • Recent Summary: 04/2014
  • Original Summary: 10/2008
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QualityTool Classification
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Last updated: May 21, 2014.