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Safety and Quality Measurement Projects

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Below is a selection of our current and past projects around improving safety and quality measurements.

Quality Safety Review System (QSRS)

Project Dates: Sept. 25, 2015- Sept. 28, 2018

The QSRS benchmarks national rates for 21 types of adverse events in U.S. hospitals and synchronizes with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Common Formats for patient safety event reporting. This pilot project will assess the accuracy, efficiency and usability of QSRS in identifying adverse events documented in hospital medical records. Funded by AHRQ.

Leapfrog Hospital Survey and Safety Grade

Project Dates: Aug. 1, 2012–present

The Armstrong Institute provides strategic guidance to The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization that seeks to improve the safety and quality of health care through transparency about hospital performance. Leapfrog conducts an annual hospital survey comparing performance on national measures of safety, quality and efficiency, as well as a Hospital Safety Grade. Funded by The Leapfrog Group.
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