The dataset contains Potentially Preventable Complications
(PPC) observed, expected, and risk‐adjusted rates for all payer
beneficiaries by hospital beginning in 2009.
The Potentially Preventable Complications (PPC), obtained from
software created by 3M Health Information Systems, are
harmful events or negative outcomes that develop after hospital
admission and may result from processes of care and treatment
rather than from natural progression of the underlying illness
and are therefore potentially preventable.
The rates were calculated using Statewide Planning and
Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) inpatient data.
The observed, expected and risk adjusted rates for PPC are
presented by hospital (including a statewide total).