Developing and Testing a Chart Abstraction Tool for ICU Quality Measurement

Jarone Lee, J. Matthew Austin, Jungyeon Kim, Paola D. Miralles, Haytham M.A. Kaafarani, Peter J. Pronovost, Vipra Ghimire, Sean M. Berenholtz, Karen Donelan, Elizabeth Martinez

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Abstract

Quality measures are increasingly used to measure the performance of providers, hospitals, and health care systems. Intensive care units (ICUs) are an important clinical area in hospitals, given that they generate high costs and present high risks to patients. Yet, currently, few valid and clinically significant ICU-specific outcome measures are reported nationally. This study reports on the creation and evaluation of new abstraction tools that evaluate ICU patients for the following clinically important outcomes: central line–associated bloodstream infection, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, gastrointestinal bleed, and pressure ulcer. To allow ICUs and institutions to compare their outcomes, the tools include risk-adjustment variables that can be abstracted from the chart.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)324-330
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Medical Quality
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019

Keywords

  • central line–associated bloodstream infection
  • gastrointestinal bleeding
  • intensive care unit
  • methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • pressure ulcer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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    Lee, J., Austin, J. M., Kim, J., Miralles, P. D., Kaafarani, H. M. A., Pronovost, P. J., Ghimire, V., Berenholtz, S. M., Donelan, K., & Martinez, E. (2019). Developing and Testing a Chart Abstraction Tool for ICU Quality Measurement. American Journal of Medical Quality, 34(4), 324-330. https://doi.org/10.1177/1062860618800596