SEC & SSER Patient Safety Measurement System for Healthcare

Added on Dec 1, 2020

The four sections of this paper provide an overview of the HPI SEC & SSER Patient Safety Measurement System for Healthcare. Section 1 provides an overview of current category-based approaches to safety event classification. In Section 2, the SEC is introduced as an outcomes-based classification system, and levels of harm are defined. The implication of known complications specifically is discussed in this section. Section 3 describes the SSER calculation method. Finally, Section 4 provides commentary about the application of the HPI SEC & SSER Patient Safety Measurement System, including the use of SSER as an internal organizational measure and as a cross-industry comparative measure.