This is the third report of findings from HQI’s two sentinel signal detection systems. The systems automatically detect abnormal changes (i.e., signals) in the incidence of diagnosis codes from hospital discharge records in the Hospital Quality Improvement Platform (HQIP), as well as term frequencies from the Collaborative Healthcare Patient Safety Organization (CHPSO) safety reports. The key alerts for HQIP (December 2020–June 2021) and CHPSO (January–May 2021) are as follows:
To dive deeper into the HQIP and CHPSO signals driving these top alerts, read the full report below. More details on the methodology used in the signal detection systems and prior reports of findings are also available on HQI’s Sentinel Signal Detection Reporting page.