Providing high-quality care to every patient in a safe environment is the goal of all hospitals and a daily focus of their activities. Consumers want more transparency and information about patient outcomes, and hospitals report a wide variety of quality information at both the state and national levels. Hospitals support the collection and dissemination of additional meaningful, useful information about quality of care. The Advisory Panel on Health Care-Associated Infections and Preventable Adverse Events guides the Texas Department of State Health Services in the implementation, development, maintenance and evaluation of the reporting system.



Shirley Lavergne, 512/465-1598