Table 2

Screening criteria modified after the Harvard medical practice study[27]ordered by positive predictive value for no-harm incident
Screening criteria Positive screening criteria n (%) Screening criteria related to no-harm incident n PPV for no-harm incident%
Any other undesirable outcome not covered above 87 (18.8) 72 82.8
Adverse drug reaction 33 (7.1) 15 45.5
Hospital-incurred patient injury or no-harm incident 129 (27.9) 32 24.8
Dissatisfaction with care documented in the patient’s medical record 16 (3.4) 3 18.8
Other patient complication 13 (2.8) 2 15.4
Unplanned return to the operating room 10 (2.1) 1 10.0
The index admission was an unplanned admission related to previous healthcare management within 30 days 25 (5.4) 1 4.0
Unplanned readmission after discharge from index admission within 30 days including outpatient visits 85 (18.3) 3 3.5
Unplanned transfer from general care to intensive care 5 (1.0) - -
Unplanned removal, injury or repair of an organ during surgery 5 (1.0) - -
Development of neurological deficit not present on admission 5 (1.0) - -
Healthcare associated infection or sepsis 38 (8.2) - -
Cardiac or respiratory arrest 2 (0.4) - -
Documentation or correspondence indicating litigation 3 (0.6) - -
Inappropriate discharge to home 5 (1.0) - -
Unplanned transfer to another acute care hospital 1 (0.2) - -
Unexpected death 0 (0.0) - -
Injury related to abortion or delivery NA
Total 462 (100) 129 27.9

NA, Not applicable.

PPV, Positive predictive value.

Schildmeijer et al.

Schildmeijer et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:282   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-282

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