The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality seeks public comment on a revised plan to build a prototype consumer reporting system for patient safety events.

AHRQ proposed the project in September 2012, explaining that it hoped to reduce the number of adverse medical events that go unreported by enabling patients or families to report them. In a published notice requesting comments, the agency explained data collection processes that would support the reporting system, including development of Web and telephone methods of consumer reporting, and a follow-up survey of providers.

The proposed project generated to AHRQ 45 substantive comments from stakeholders and 64 personal stories from consumers. These responses raised 108 issues, compelling substantial reviews to the proposal. Now, AHRQ seeks comments on its new plan for reporting of safety events during a 30-day period starting June 6. The notice is available here.

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