Rush Medical Center Home Page Information for healthcare Professionals Rush University
FIND A DOCTOR
PATIENT & VISTOR SERVICES
HEALTH INFORMATION
CLINICAL SERVICES
EVENTS & CLASSES
RUSH NEWS ROOM
CLINICAL TRIALS
RESEARCH AT RUSH
NURSING AT RUSH
WORK AT RUSH
GIVING TO RUSH

Bookmark This Page
Quality at Rush
Patient Safety Indicators

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, developed patient safety indicators to measure potential inpatient complications following certain procedures. Although not all the complications identified in these indicators are preventable, the process of monitoring patient safety indicators shows hospitals where to focus their attention for further review.

How Rush performs on patient safety indicators

This measurement is an average of 11 indicators and shows that we had 12 percent fewer potential complications than expected based on how sick the patients were.

The indicators are pressure ulcer; iatrogenic pneumothorax; central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection; postoperative hip fracture; postoperative pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombus; postoperative sepsis; postoperative wound dehiscence; accidental puncture or laceration; postoperative hemmorhage or hematoma; postoperateive physiologic and metabolic derangements; postoperative respiratory failure.


Promotional Information

Rush's Quality Measurements
Quality of Care at Rush
Patient Safety Indicators
Quality Site Map

   
Find a Doctor | Patient & Visitor Services | Health Information
Clinical Services | Events & Classes | Rush News Room | Clinical Trials
Research At Rush
Disclaimer | Privacy Statement | Site Map

© Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois