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From page 247...
... . PATIENT SAFETY DATA APPLICATIONS Clinical performance data can be used for many purposes -- for example, by regulators for accountability purposes, by individual and organizational consumers for making purchasing decisions, and by care providers for designing improved care processes.
From page 248...
... AHRQ should develop an event taxonomy and common report format for submission of data to the national patient safety database. Specifically: • The event taxonomy should address near misses and adverse events, cover errors of both omission and commission, allow for the designation of primary and secondary event types for cases in which 1There is some movement toward consensus.
From page 249...
... • The taxonomy and report format should be used by the federal reporting system integration project in the areas for basic domain, event type, risk assessment, and causal analysis but should provide for more extensive support for patient safety research and analysis (Department of Health and Human Services, 2002)

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