Determining whether certain diagnoses are expected, inherent or truly a complication.
This tip covers:
- Acute Respiratory Failure
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Acute Blood Loss Anemia
Inquire about the origin of the metric. Many performance improvement programs report anything that occurs after admission as a complication because the indicator is “Not Present On Admission (POA)” even if the problem is expected and inherit to the procedure. There is a difference between a true medical complication and what many Performance Improvement (PI) data analytic programs consider a complication.
Download the complete tip, Surgical Complications.