For the current endorsement project, each of the SREs has been reviewed for its applicability to four specific settings of care: hospitals, outpatient or office-based surgery centers, skilled nursing facilities, and ambulatory practice settings, specifically office-based practices. The report focuses on identifying and specifying each event for public reporting within the applicable settings of care.
The 2011 update is designed to: 1) ensure the continued currency and appropriateness of each event in the list; 2) ensure the events remain appropriate for public accountability; and 3) provide guidance gained by implementers to those just beginning to report these events, across hospitals and for three newly specified settings of care—office-based practices, ambulatory surgery centers, and skilled nursing facilities, NQF said.
The updated serious reportable events include:
1. Surgical or invasive procedure events:
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