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National Quality Forum Endorses Consensus Standards for Quality of Hospital Care
Date:5/15/2008

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-- PICU periodic pain assessment

-- PICU standardized mortality ratio

Surgery and Anesthesia

-- Abdominal aortic aneurysm volume

-- Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair mortality rate

-- Esophageal resection mortality rate

-- Esophageal resection volume

-- Incidental appendectomy in the elderly rate

-- Pancreatic resection mortality rate

-- Pancreatic resection volume

-- Post operative wound dehiscence, age under 18 years

-- Post operative wound dehiscence, 18 years and older

-- Foreign body left after procedure, age under 18 years

-- Foreign body left in during procedure, 18 years and older

-- Failure to Rescue In-hospital Mortality

-- Failure to Rescue 30-day mortality

Venous Thromboembolism

-- VTE prophylaxis

-- Intensive Care Unit (ICU) VTE Prophylaxis

-- VTE Patients with Anticoagulation Overlap Therapy

-- VTE Patients Unfractionated Heparin (UFH)Dosages/Platelet Count Monitoring by Protocol (or Nomogram)

-- VTE Discharge Instructions

-- Incidence of Potentially Preventable VTE

NQF is a voluntary consensus standard-setting organization. Any party may request reconsideration of the recommendations, in whole or part, by notifying NQF in writing via email no later than June 15, 2008 (appeals@qualityforum.org). For an appeal to be considered, the notification email must include information clearly demonstrating that the appellant has interests that are directly and materially affected by the NQF-endorsed(TM) recommendations and that the NQF decision has had (or will have) an adverse effect on those interests.

Support for the larger portion of these measures was provided by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), with additional funds provided by the Alliance for Pediatric Quality, America's Health Insurance Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Sanofi-aventis provided
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