Texas: Potentially Preventable Complications Report

Published by Texas Department of State Health Services

Potentially Preventable Complications (PPCs) are harmful events or negative outcomes that develop after hospital admission and may result from processes involved in care and treatment rather than from natural progression of the underlying illness. Therefore, these complications are potentially preventable. Ideally, all PPCs should be preventable with the provision of quality care. However, in practice, varying levels of PPCs are observed. As such, PPCs are an important measure for quantifying the quality of health care. The 3M™ PPC methodology includes approximately 1,600 complications that are potentially preventable (Appendix B: Methods). In 2016, a total of 3,088,978 inpatient records were captured from 729 hospitals in Texas. Out of the 729 hospitals that submitted data in 2016, 394 hospitals were included in the analysis.

Publication Date: 2018

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Source: Texas Department of State Health Services. Potentially Preventable Complications in Texas CY 2016 Report. Austin, TX: DSHS, 2018.