National Quality Forum (NQF) Now Targets Falls, Nurse Staffing, and Hospital Infections

The National Quality Forum (NQF) has endorsed 12 patient safety-related measures covering topics such as patient falls, nurse staffing levels and healthcare-associated infections. This is the third group of measures endorsed this year by the NQF’s patient-safety endorsement project. In June, the group’s Patient Safety-Complications Steering Committee approved 14 measures, addressing a range of issues, including medication safety in elderly patients, wrong-site surgery and postoperative embolism. In August, the committee green-lighted two additional measures for venous thromboembolism and medication documentation. 

More information on the latest measures can be found here.

Courtesy of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

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