AHRQ Revises Proposal for Consumer Adverse Event Reporting System

June 12, 2013 | Risk Management News

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has issued a notice soliciting comments on its revised proposal for the development of a prototype consumer reporting system for capturing patient safety events. Originally proposed in September 2012 (see the September 19, 2012, HRC Alerts), the design of the data collection tools and supporting documentation was substantially overhauled by AHRQ to reflect feedback that the agency received during the first comment period. Presently, AHRQ is looking for feedback regarding (1) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ healthcare research and healthcare information dissemination functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of AHRQ’s estimate of burden, including hours and costs, of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information upon the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

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