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

David G. Armstrong

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