Serious Safety Event
To measure serious safety events, we use a standard definition for Patient Safety (SPS) collaborative. For a given period, the total number of serious safety events identified is divided by the sum of the adjusted patient days (inpatient days plus “equivalent” outpatient days) and multiplied by 10,000. A rolling 12-month average of serious safety events per 10,000 adjusted days is calculated monthly. The chart below displays a moving average of the quarterly rate to reflect the historical downward trend of the serious safety event rate.