Overview: PSOs are required to collect and analyze data in a standardized manner. AHRQ created the Common Formats
(common definitions and reporting Formats) to help providers uniformly report patient safety events and to improve health
care providers’ efforts to eliminate harm. The Formats are broadly divided into two categories: generic ones that apply to
all patient safety events and event-specific ones that relate to certain high-frequency event types.

  • Blood or Blood Product
  • Device or Medical/Surgical Supply
  • Fall
  • Healthcare-associated infection
  • Medication or Other Substance
  • Perinatal
  • Pressure Ulcer
  • Surgery or Anesthesia
  • Readmissions


Home  |  About KIPSQ  |  Knowledge Center  |  Member Resources  |  News