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Table 6. Performance Goals of the Quality/Safety of Patient Care Portfolio

Long Term Goal—By 2010, increase the number of medical errors identified while decreasing the number of severe errors.

Theme Performance Goal FY Targets Actual Performance Reference*

Identify the Threat
By 2010, patient safety events reporting will be standard practice in 90% of hospitals nationwide.

 

 

Outcome

FY 2005
Continue reporting on patient safety events and begin to analyze the number and types.

FY 2004
Pilot the system at 50 hospitals and begin reporting on patient safety adverse events.

FY 2003
Develop reporting mechanism and data structure through the National Patient Safety network.

 

 

 

 

 

Completed

SG-1/5
HP-17

Identify & Evaluate Effective Practices
By 2010, double the no. of patient safety practices that have sufficient evidence available and are ready for implementation (use the EPC report for baseline data).

 

 

Outcome

FY 2005
5 health care organizations/units of state/local governments will evaluate the impact of their patient safety best practices interventions.

FY 2004
6 health facilities or regional initiatives to implement interventions and service models on patient safety improvements will be in place.

FY 2003
Awards to be made to at least 6 facilities or initiatives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed

SG-1/5
HP-17

Educate, Disseminate, and Implement to Enhance Patient Safety
By 2010, successfully deploy hospital practices such that medical errors are reduced nationwide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outcome

FY 2005
15 additional states or major health care systems will have on-site experts in Patient Safety.

FY 2004
10 States or major health care systems will have trained through the PSIC program.
5 health care organizations or units of state/local government will implement evidence-based proven safe practices.

FY 2003
Establish a Patient Safety Improvement Corp (PSIC) training program.
Award to 5 health care organizations or units of state/local government grants to implement evidence-based proven safety practices.

FY 2002
Planning study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed

 

 

Conducted the Patient Safety Improvement Corp planning study.

SG-1/5
HP-17

* SG = Strategic Goal; HP = Healthy People

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