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Operational Definitions

Operational Definitions

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is committed to providing the safest, highest-quality patient care to the families we serve. Below are the technical descriptions for each system level measure. Included are inclusion and exclusion criteria, numerator and denominator specifications, as well as detailed instructions for how to calculate each measure.

Patient and Employee Safety  
Catheter-associated bloodstream infections
Surgical site infections
Ventilator-associated pneumonia
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Recordable Injuries
Clinical Excellence, Outcomes  
Emergency codes outside the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Patient and Family Experience  
Patient Experience Survey Results
Access, Flow, Productivity  
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