Potentially Preventable Complications Reports

Potentially Preventable Complications (PPCs) are harmful events or negative outcomes that develop after hospital admission and may result from processes involved in care and treatment rather than from natural progression of the underlying illness. Therefore, these complications are potentially preventable. Ideally, all PPCs should be preventable with the provision of quality care. However, in practice, varying levels of PPCs are observed. As such, PPCs are an important measure for quantifying the quality of health care.

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is required to publicly report information on Texas hospitals regarding risk-adjusted outcome rates for PPCs. The outcome rates are determined by DSHS to be the most effective measures of quality and efficiency. In publishing the report, DSHS may not disclose the identity of a patient or health care professional.

Below is the list of available PPC reports by calendar year: