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Patient Safety Indicators Technical Specifications

Patient Safety Indicators Technical Specifications Updates - Version v2019 (ICD 10-CM/PCS), July 2019

Retired Indicators

Effective v2019, the following indicators have been retired. For additional information, refer to the retirement announcements: Indicators Retirement Announcement.

  • PSI 16 Transfusion Reaction Count

Effective v7.0, the following indicators have been retired. For additional information, refer to the retirement announcements: PSI Area Level Hospital

  • PSI 21 Retained Surgical Item or Unretrieved Device Fragment Rate
  • PSI 22 Iatrogenic Pneumothorax Rate
  • PSI 23 Central Venous Catheter-Related Blood Stream Infection Rate
  • PSI 24 Postoperative Wound Dehiscence Rate
  • PSI 25 Accidental Puncture or Laceration Rate
  • PSI 26 Transfusion Reaction Rate
  • PSI 27 Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate

Patient Safety Indicators Technical Specifications for SAS and WinQI ICD-10 version v2018 can be found here.

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