NQF Endorses Additional Patient Safety Measures 

JAN 16, 2013

CONTACT: Erin Weireter, NQF

NQF Endorses Additional Patient Safety Measures

Washington, DC
- the National Quality Forum (NQF) Board of Directors has endorsed two measures related to patient falls. The measures were originally evaluated in phase 2 of NQF’s patient safety: complications measure endorsement project, which had 12 measures endorsed in December 2012.

NQF is a voluntary consensus standards-setting organization. Any party may request reconsideration of the endorsed quality measure listed below by submitting an appeal no later than February 14 (to submit an appeal, go to the NQF Measure Database). For an appeal to be considered, the notification must include information clearly demonstrating that the appellant has interests directly and materially affected by the NQF-endorsed recommendations and that the NQF decision has had (or will have) an adverse effect on those interests.

Measures List 

  • 0141: Patient fall rate (American Nurses Association)
  • 0202: Falls with injury (AMerican Nurses Association) 
NQF operates a three-part mission to improve the quality of American healthcare by:
  • building consensus on national priorities and goals for performance improvement and working in partnership to achieve them; 
  • endorsing national consensus standards for measuring and publicly reporting on performance; and 
  • promoting the attainment of national goals through education and outreach programs.