Reliability of Prometheus PAC (Potentially Avoidable Complications) Measures

Reliability of Prometheus PAC (Potentially Avoidable Complications) Measures

Potentially avoidable complications (PACs) for patients with one or more chronic illness include events such as emergency department visits and hospitalizations. For patients hospitalized with an acute medical illness such as AMI, pneumonia or stroke, these events may occur during the index stay or during the 30‐day post‐discharge period. PACs include measures that have already been tested and are widely used such as ambulatory‐care sensitive admissions, hospital‐acquired conditions and inpatient‐based patient safety failures.