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Incidence of Adverse Events in Indian Health Service Hospitals

The Indian Health Service (IHS) operates 26 hospitals that provide free inpatient care to eligible American Indians and Alaska Natives. Many of these hospitals are located in remote areas and have low average daily patient censuses. We will identify adverse and temporary harm events at IHS hospitals in FY 2017. We will estimate the incidence and preventability of these events by reviewing medical records associated with a sample of inpatient stays in IHS hospitals. We will also assess the extent to which IHS hospitals recorded these events in their incident reporting systems.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
March 2018 Indian Health Service Incidence of Adverse Events in Indian Health Service Hospitals Office of Evaluation and Inspections OEI-06-17-00530 2019