New patient safety data for 2014 through 2016 continue to show a downward trend previously reported for 2010 to 2014. As reported in 2016, from 2010 through 2014, the rate of hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) decreased 17 percent. New data for 2014 to 2016 show an 8 percent decrease.
- AHRQ National Scorecard on Hospital-Acquired Conditions Updated Baseline Rates and Preliminary Results 2014–2016 (PDF)
- AHRQ National Scorecard on Hospital-Acquired Conditions: https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/pfp/index.html