Admitted patients safety and quality

The quality of admitted patient care can be measured in various ways including the rates of:

  • Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream (SAB) infections
  • Potentially preventable hospitalisations (PPHs)
  • Unplanned readmissions
  • Hospital-acquired complications and adverse events
  • Correct hand hygiene ‘moments’
  • Patient experience surveys can also provide indication of the quality of care provided to admitted patients.