Patient Safety Tool: Best Practices for Public Quality Reporting

The Surgical Quality Alliance and the American College of Surgeons has jointly released "Surgery & Public Reporting: Recommendations for Issuing Public Reports on Surgical Care," outlining best practice guidelines for organizations that publicly report on quality measures.

The guidelines are broken down into three sections. The first, "Basic Operating Tenets of Provider Public Reporting," outlines principles to consider when determining which data should be reported. "General Issues in Reporting" focuses on considerations in defining surgical specialty-specific items to ensure accurate metrics. Finally, "Audience-Dependent Issues" identifies factors that ensure the report is accessible and understandable to all reviewers.

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