AHRQ Releases Common Formats Version 1.1 for Reporting Patient Safety Data

March 31, 2010—Common Formats Version 1.1 is now available and replaces Version 1.0. Through a contract with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the National Quality Forum (NQF) solicited feedback on the formats from private sector organizations and individuals. The NQF, a nonprofit organization that focuses on healthcare quality, then convened an expert panel to review the comments received and provide feedback to AHRQ. Based on the expert panel’s feedback, AHRQ further revised and refined the Common Formats that are now available as Version 1.1.

Version 1.1 has two categories of documents:

  • Event Descriptions, Sample Reports, and Forms
  • Technical Specifications

Refer to the Contents of Version 1.1 for a description of each document contained in Version 1.1.
For more information and links to the Common Formats, visit https://www.psoppc.org/web/patientsafety/version-1.1