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News & Events | Articles | June 6, 2013

Developing a Valid Benchmark for Comparing Patient Safety Indicators

The W21C Journal Club is proud to present:

Dr. Jean-Marie Januel, PhD, MPH, RN
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (IUMSP), Healthcare Evaluation Unit,
Lausanne, Switzerland

Developing a Valid Benchmark for Comparing Patient Safety Indicators

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
W21C Multi-Purpose Room
GD01, TRW Building
3280 Hospital Drive NW

Article/Presentation Summary:

The purpose of this presentation is to tell the story of a study begun in 2008 and its main objective of comparing the Patient Safety Indicator for postoperative pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis between several countries. An external valid benchmark was established using a systematic review of the literature with meta-analysis that has been published in JAMA in 2012 (This presentation will be based on this paper). Currently, we are comparing the PSI outcomes using data from several countries (pilot study results will also be presented).

Learning Objectives:

1. To describe the approach used to develop an external valid benchmark based on evidence-based research
2. To describe methods that we have used
3. To explain some limits and issues that remain open
4. To propose perspectives in terms of evidence-based research

The W21C Journal Club is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of the Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.