Table 2Mapping from PA-PSRS fields to PSET classificationsa

PSET classifications for which values could be translated directly from the value for a field in PA-PSRS (%)
 Domain: Date100.0
 Domain: Time100.0
 Domain: Patient – Age100.0
 Domain: Patient – Gender99.8
 Domain: Setting98.6
PSET classifications for which values were sometimes extracted, translated, or clarified from PA-PSRS data fields by a patient safety analyst’s review of the complete PA-PSRS report
A. PSET classifications with comparable sources for information in PA-PSRS (%)
DirectlyBy AnalystTotal
 Impact: Physical41.046.287.2
 Type: Patient management30.548.879.3
 Impact: Economic44.030.274.2
 Cause: Practitioner38.321.059.3
 Type: Communication36.221.757.9
 Cause: Organizational43.310.553.8
 Prevention: Indicated41.410.051.4
 Cause: Patient (contribution)33.113.146.2
 Cause: Technical31.012.443.4
B. PSET classifications without comparable data fields or other consistent sources for information in PA-PSRS (%)
 Type: Intervention56.4
 Domain: Staff50.5
 Type: Post-intervention38.1
 Domain: Target36.0
 Type: Pre-intervention29.8
 Domain: Patient – Diagnosis23.3
 Domain: Patient – Co-existing Condition10.5
PSET classifications for which values could not be entered because there was rarely information in existing comparable data fields or other consistent sources for comparable information in PA-PSRS (see text) (%)
 Prevention: Selective8.3
 Prevention: Universal7.6
PSET classifications whose values could almost never be entered because there were no comparable data fields or other consistent sources for comparable information in PA-PSRS (range 3.6%–0.0%)
Cause: External
Cause: Negligence
Cause: Recklessness
Domain: Patient – Duration Disease
Domain: Patient – Education
Domain: Patient – Other Information
Domain: Patient – Socio-Economic Class
Impact: Psychological
Impact: Legal
Impact: Social
Impact: Satisfaction
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Full descriptions of the PSET classifications can be found in the NQF report: Standardizing a Patient Safety Taxonomy.2

From: Mapping a Large Patient Safety Database to the 2005 Patient Safety Event Taxonomy

Cover of Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches (Vol. 1: Assessment)
Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches (Vol. 1: Assessment).
Henriksen K, Battles JB, Keyes MA, et al., editors.

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