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Pulmonary embolism is the most common cause of preventable hospital death.1 Because pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis are considered preventable, venous thromboembolism (VTE) rates are used as a hospital quality measure. Process measures that quantify the application of VTE prevention efforts such as the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) VTE-2 and measures of VTE rates such as the Patient Safety Indicator 12 (PSI-12)2 are used by many stakeholders, most notably the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in public reporting and pay-for-performance programs such as the CMS Hospital Value-Based Purchasing and Hospital-Acquired Condition reduction programs.
Yang AD, Bilimoria KY. Accurately Measuring Hospital Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Efforts. JAMA. 2016;315(19):2113–2114. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.5422
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