Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 34101-34103 [2013-13341]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 109 / Thursday, June 6, 2013 / Notices The Subcommittee is interested in learning about industry innovations underway in health information technology and standards as the convergence between clinical and administrative information exchanges occurs, and industry moves from a claim-centric, transaction-based administrative information infrastructure to a quality-oriented and outcomes-based reporting and information exchange. Contact Person for More Information: Marjorie S. Greenberg, Executive Secretary, NCVHS, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 2402, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, telephone (301) 458–4245 or Lorraine Doo, lead staff for the Standards Subcommittee, NCVHS, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of E-Health Standards and Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland, 21244, telephone (410) 786–6597. Program information as well as summaries of meetings and a roster of committee members are available on the NCVHS home page of the HHS Web site: http://www.ncvhs.hhs.gov/, where further information including an agenda will be posted when available. Should you require reasonable accommodation, please contact the CDC Office of Equal Employment Opportunity on (301) 458–4EEO (4336) as soon as possible. Dated: May 29, 2013. James Scanlon, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. [FR Doc. 2013–13476 Filed 6–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4151–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics: Meeting mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the following advisory committee meeting. Name: National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), Full Committee Meeting. Time and Date: June 19, 2013 9:00 a.m.–3:15 p.m. e.s.t. June 20, 2013 10:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. e.s.t. Place: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, 3311 Toledo Road, Auditorium B & C, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, (301) 458–4524. Status: Open. Purpose: At this meeting the Committee will hear presentations and hold discussions on several health data policy topics. On the morning of the first day, the Committee will hear updates from the Department (HHS), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), and the National Center for Health Statistics. The VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:35 Jun 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 Committee will also review and discuss the letter and recommendations on attachments standards for healthcare initiated by the Standards Subcommittee. After the lunch break, Subcommittee Cochairs will brief the Committee on the hearing organized by the Population Health and Privacy Subcommittees to explore aspects of the Community as a Learning Health System. Members of the Population Health Subcommittee will brief the Committee about the Community Health Project Panel being organized for the 2013 APHA Annual Meeting, and NCHS staff will report on elements of convergence between electronic health records and vital records. Finally, the Subcommittee co-chairs will discuss convergence as it relates to concepts, priorities, opportunities and challenges. On the morning of the second day, the Committee will discuss and vote on the attachments standards recommendation letter and hear a report on quality measures from the Quality Subcommittee Chair. Finally, a member of Academy Health’s Health Data Consortium will present on their current activities and goals, and the Committee Chair will give final remarks and receive feedback from the membership regarding NCVHS strategic implementation. Once the full Committee adjourns, the NCVHS Working Group on HHS Data Access & Use will convene to discuss best practices and suggestions for release of open HHS data, and summarize future plans of the Working Group. Further information will be provided on the NCVHS Web site at http:// www.ncvhs.hhs.gov/. The times shown above are for the full Committee meeting. Subcommittee breakout sessions are scheduled for late in the afternoon on the first day. Agendas for these breakout sessions will be posted on the NCVHS Web site (URL below) when available. Contact Person for More Information: Substantive program information may be obtained from Marjorie S. Greenberg, Executive Secretary, NCVHS, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 2402, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, telephone (301) 458–4245. Summaries of meetings and a roster of committee members are available on the NCVHS home page of the HHS Web site: http://www.ncvhs.hhs.gov/, where further information including an agenda and a copy of the recommendation letter will be posted when available. Should you require reasonable accommodation, please contact the CDC Office of Equal Employment Opportunity on (301) 458–4EEO (4336) as soon as possible. Dated: May 29, 2013. James Scanlon, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. [FR Doc. 2013–13479 Filed 6–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4251–05–P PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34101 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ‘‘A Prototype Consumer Reporting System For Patient Safety Events.’’ In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on September 11th, 2012 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ received 45 substantive comments and 64 personal stories from members of the public. These comments and personal stories raised 37 issues in the wording of the intake form, two issues with wording in other supporting documentation to the intake form, and 69 design issues that we categorized into 18 types of design concerns. To address these comments substantial revisions were made to the data collection tools and supporting documentation. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by July 8, 2013. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: AHRQ’s OMB Desk Officer by fax at (202) 395–6974 (attention: AHRQ’s desk officer) or by email at OIRA_submission@OMB.EOP.gov (attention: AHRQ’s desk officer). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477, or by email at doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Proposed Project A Prototype Consumer Reporting System for Patient Safety Events The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) requests that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve, under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, AHRQ’s E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 34102 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 109 / Thursday, June 6, 2013 / Notices collection of information for a Prototype Consumer Reporting System for Patient Safety Events. This project aims to design and test a system for collecting information from patients about health care safety events following standard definitions and formats. When complete, project findings will be available for use by local providers that wish to create or enhance their own local consumer reporting systems. There is a growing body of evidence that many adverse medical events go unreported in current systems (Weissman et al., 2008). One important reason for this reporting gap is that most reporting systems do not presently accept or elicit reports from patients and their families (RTI 2010). AHRQ recognizes that the unique perspective of health care consumers could reveal important information that is not reported by health care providers. Patient reports could complement and enhance reports from providers and thus produce a more complete and accurate understanding of the prevalence and characteristics of medical adverse events (RTI, 2010). In an effort to realize untapped potential of health care consumers to provide important information about patient safety events, AHRQ has funded the development of a prototype Consumer Reporting System for Patient Safety (CRSPS), designed to collect information from patients about medical errors that resulted or nearly resulted in harm or injury. The purpose of this project is to test the prototype for its ability to record data from consumers about patient safety events defined as an incident or near miss by the AHRQ Common Formats (AHRQ, 2010, details at: www.pso.ahrq.gov/formats/ commonfmt.htm). Currently there is no mechanism for consumers to report information about patient safety events defined as incidents or near misses by the AHRQ Common Formats, which were designed for use by providers of care. Such information is necessary for research on how to improve the quality of health care, promote patient safety, and reduce medical errors. There is a need to collect information about patient safety events from consumers and match these consumer reports to the information collected by providers, because the two sources may differ and, even when reporting on the same event, may provide complementary information. Examining data from both sources allows the project to determine to what extent patients are able to contribute to more complete and/or more detailed information. This research has the following goals: 1. To develop and design a prototype system to collect information about patient safety events. 2. To develop and test web and telephone modes of a prototype questionnaire. 3. To develop and test protocols for a follow-up survey of health care providers. This demonstration project is being conducted by AHRQ through its contractor, RAND Corporation, with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and ECRI Institute, pursuant to AHRQ’s statutory authority to conduct and support research on health care and on systems for the delivery of such care, including activities with respect to the quality, effectiveness, efficiency, appropriateness and value of health care services and with respect to quality measurement and improvement. 42 U.S.C. 299a(a)(1) and (2). Method of Collection To achieve the goal of this project the following data collection efforts will be implemented: 1. Safety event intake form and follow up. The safety event intake form asks about a medical error or mistake, harm or injury as well as near misses. Patients, consumers, family members and other caregivers voluntarily report safety events through a Web site or by telephone. The questions ask what happened, details of the event, when, where, whether there was harm, the type of harm, contributing factors, disclosure, and whether the patient reported the event and to whom. Information is also collected regarding whether the respondent is willing to have CRSPS staff follow up to clarify information. If a respondent consents, CRSPS staff will follow up by phone and ask questions about any information that was not clear in the initial report and annotate the report with this information. 2. Health care provider follow up. For the subset of consumers that consent, patient safety officers at health care provider organizations who maintain the adverse event reporting system will contribute supplemental information about the consumer-reported incident which occurred at their facility. CRSPS staff will contact the health care organization to share the consumer report with the patient safety officer or other appointed liaison. The liaison will determine if the consumer-reported incident matches an event in the provider’s Incident Reporting System, and if so, provide additional information. Data collected will be analyzed to produce estimates and basic descriptive statistics on the quantity and type of consumer-reported patient safety events, examine the variability of responses to questions, examine the mode of data collection by event types, and conduct correlations, cross tabulations of responses and other statistical analysis. Estimated Annual Respondent Burden Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden hours for respondents’ time to participate in this information collection based on the expected number of respondents, 840 to the intake form and 84 to the provider follow up. The number of respondents is based on the size of the selected community, estimates of health care utilization, rates of adverse events, and response rates in similar investigations. The intake form is expected to maximally require 25 minutes via the web or telephone including the optional 10 minutes of follow-up questions, resulting in a total burden of 490 hours. The health care provider follow up is expected to take 20 minutes and only occurs for the estimated 10% of patients consenting; this form carries a total burden of 28 hours. The total burden is 518 hours annually. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES EXHIBIT 1—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Hours per response Total burden hours Safety event intake form and follow up ......................................................... Health care provider follow up ....................................................................... 840 84 1 1 35/60 20/60 490 28 Total ........................................................................................................ 924 NA NA 518 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:35 Jun 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 34103 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 109 / Thursday, June 6, 2013 / Notices Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized cost burden for patients, $10,652, and for the health care organization, $885, for a total annualized cost burden of $11,537. Respondents will not incur any other costs beyond those associated with their time to participate. EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN Number of respondents Form Name Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate Total cost burden Safety event intake form and follow up ........................................................... Health care provider follow up ......................................................................... 840 84 490 28 * $21.74 ** 31.61 $10,652 885 Total .......................................................................................................... 924 518 NA 11,537 * Based upon the mean of the average wages, National Compensation Survey: Occupational wages in the United States, May 2011, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#00-0000. ** Based upon the mean of the average wages, National Compensation Survey: Occupational wages in the United States, May 2011: Occupational Health and Safety Specialists (General Medical and Surgical Hospitals). U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. http:// www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes299011.htm. Estimated Annual Cost to the Government AHRQ is supporting the conduct of this project as part of a contract with the RAND Corporation and the ECRI Institute. The estimated cost for this work is $899,827. EXHIBIT 3—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST Cost component Total cost Intake Form Development ....................................................................................................................................... System Development ............................................................................................................................................... Project Management ................................................................................................................................................ Overhead ................................................................................................................................................................. Total .................................................................................................................................................................. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Request for Comments In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, comments on AHRQ’s information collection are requested with regard to any of the following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ health care research and health care information dissemination functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ’s estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed collection(s) of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information upon the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the Agency’s subsequent request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:35 Jun 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 Dated: May 30, 2013. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 2013–13341 Filed 6–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60-Day–13–13UW] Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404–639–7570 or send comments to Ron Otten, at CDC 1600 Clifton Road, MS–D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 $364,375 413,860 35,325 86,267 899,827 Annualized cost $242,917 275,907 23,550 57,511 599,885 Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Proposed Project Enhanced Utilization of Personal Dust Monitor Feedback—New—National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description NIOSH, under Public Law 91–596, Sections 20 and 22 (Section 20–22, Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970) has the responsibility to conduct research relating to innovative methods, techniques, and approaches dealing E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection 
project: ``A Prototype Consumer Reporting System For Patient Safety 
Events.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act; 44 U.S.C. 
3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed 
information collection.
    This proposed information collection was previously published in 
the Federal Register on September 11th, 2012 and allowed 60 days for 
public comment. AHRQ received 45 substantive comments and 64 personal 
stories from members of the public. These comments and personal stories 
raised 37 issues in the wording of the intake form, two issues with 
wording in other supporting documentation to the intake form, and 69 
design issues that we categorized into 18 types of design concerns. To 
address these comments substantial revisions were made to the data 
collection tools and supporting documentation. The purpose of this 
notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by July 8, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: AHRQ's OMB Desk 
Officer by fax at (202) 395-6974 (attention: AHRQ's desk officer) or by 
email at OIRA_submission@OMB.EOP.gov (attention: AHRQ's desk officer).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports 
Clearance Officer, (301) 427-1477, or by email at 
doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Proposed Project

A Prototype Consumer Reporting System for Patient Safety Events

    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) requests that 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve, under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, AHRQ's

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collection of information for a Prototype Consumer Reporting System for 
Patient Safety Events. This project aims to design and test a system 
for collecting information from patients about health care safety 
events following standard definitions and formats. When complete, 
project findings will be available for use by local providers that wish 
to create or enhance their own local consumer reporting systems.
    There is a growing body of evidence that many adverse medical 
events go unreported in current systems (Weissman et al., 2008). One 
important reason for this reporting gap is that most reporting systems 
do not presently accept or elicit reports from patients and their 
families (RTI 2010). AHRQ recognizes that the unique perspective of 
health care consumers could reveal important information that is not 
reported by health care providers. Patient reports could complement and 
enhance reports from providers and thus produce a more complete and 
accurate understanding of the prevalence and characteristics of medical 
adverse events (RTI, 2010).
    In an effort to realize untapped potential of health care consumers 
to provide important information about patient safety events, AHRQ has 
funded the development of a prototype Consumer Reporting System for 
Patient Safety (CRSPS), designed to collect information from patients 
about medical errors that resulted or nearly resulted in harm or 
injury. The purpose of this project is to test the prototype for its 
ability to record data from consumers about patient safety events 
defined as an incident or near miss by the AHRQ Common Formats (AHRQ, 
2010, details at: www.pso.ahrq.gov/formats/commonfmt.htm).
    Currently there is no mechanism for consumers to report information 
about patient safety events defined as incidents or near misses by the 
AHRQ Common Formats, which were designed for use by providers of care. 
Such information is necessary for research on how to improve the 
quality of health care, promote patient safety, and reduce medical 
errors. There is a need to collect information about patient safety 
events from consumers and match these consumer reports to the 
information collected by providers, because the two sources may differ 
and, even when reporting on the same event, may provide complementary 
information. Examining data from both sources allows the project to 
determine to what extent patients are able to contribute to more 
complete and/or more detailed information.
    This research has the following goals:
    1. To develop and design a prototype system to collect information 
about patient safety events.
    2. To develop and test web and telephone modes of a prototype 
questionnaire.
    3. To develop and test protocols for a follow-up survey of health 
care providers.
    This demonstration project is being conducted by AHRQ through its 
contractor, RAND Corporation, with Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana 
Farber Cancer Institute, and ECRI Institute, pursuant to AHRQ's 
statutory authority to conduct and support research on health care and 
on systems for the delivery of such care, including activities with 
respect to the quality, effectiveness, efficiency, appropriateness and 
value of health care services and with respect to quality measurement 
and improvement. 42 U.S.C. 299a(a)(1) and (2).

Method of Collection

    To achieve the goal of this project the following data collection 
efforts will be implemented:
    1. Safety event intake form and follow up. The safety event intake 
form asks about a medical error or mistake, harm or injury as well as 
near misses. Patients, consumers, family members and other caregivers 
voluntarily report safety events through a Web site or by telephone. 
The questions ask what happened, details of the event, when, where, 
whether there was harm, the type of harm, contributing factors, 
disclosure, and whether the patient reported the event and to whom. 
Information is also collected regarding whether the respondent is 
willing to have CRSPS staff follow up to clarify information. If a 
respondent consents, CRSPS staff will follow up by phone and ask 
questions about any information that was not clear in the initial 
report and annotate the report with this information.
    2. Health care provider follow up. For the subset of consumers that 
consent, patient safety officers at health care provider organizations 
who maintain the adverse event reporting system will contribute 
supplemental information about the consumer-reported incident which 
occurred at their facility. CRSPS staff will contact the health care 
organization to share the consumer report with the patient safety 
officer or other appointed liaison. The liaison will determine if the 
consumer-reported incident matches an event in the provider's Incident 
Reporting System, and if so, provide additional information.
    Data collected will be analyzed to produce estimates and basic 
descriptive statistics on the quantity and type of consumer-reported 
patient safety events, examine the variability of responses to 
questions, examine the mode of data collection by event types, and 
conduct correlations, cross tabulations of responses and other 
statistical analysis.

Estimated Annual Respondent Burden

    Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden hours for 
respondents' time to participate in this information collection based 
on the expected number of respondents, 840 to the intake form and 84 to 
the provider follow up. The number of respondents is based on the size 
of the selected community, estimates of health care utilization, rates 
of adverse events, and response rates in similar investigations. The 
intake form is expected to maximally require 25 minutes via the web or 
telephone including the optional 10 minutes of follow-up questions, 
resulting in a total burden of 490 hours. The health care provider 
follow up is expected to take 20 minutes and only occurs for the 
estimated 10% of patients consenting; this form carries a total burden 
of 28 hours. The total burden is 518 hours annually.

                                  Exhibit 1--Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                    Number of
                   Form name                        Number of     responses per      Hours per     Total burden
                                                   respondents      respondent       response          hours
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Safety event intake form and follow up.........             840                1           35/60             490
Health care provider follow up.................              84                1           20/60              28
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    Total......................................             924               NA              NA             518
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    Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized cost burden for patients, 
$10,652, and for the health care organization, $885, for a total 
annualized cost burden of $11,537. Respondents will not incur any other 
costs beyond those associated with their time to participate.

                                   Exhibit 2--Estimated Annualized Cost Burden
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                                                                                      Average
                    Form Name                        Number of     Total burden    hourly  wage     Total cost
                                                    respondents        hours           rate           burden
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Safety event intake form and follow up..........             840             490        * $21.74         $10,652
Health care provider follow up..................              84              28        ** 31.61             885
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................             924             518              NA          11,537
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* Based upon the mean of the average wages, National Compensation Survey: Occupational wages in the United
  States, May 2011, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#00-0000.
** Based upon the mean of the average wages, National Compensation Survey: Occupational wages in the United
  States, May 2011: Occupational Health and Safety Specialists (General Medical and Surgical Hospitals). U.S.
  Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes299011.htm.

Estimated Annual Cost to the Government

    AHRQ is supporting the conduct of this project as part of a 
contract with the RAND Corporation and the ECRI Institute. The 
estimated cost for this work is $899,827.

                  Exhibit 3--Estimated Annualized Cost
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                                                            Annualized
             Cost component                 Total cost         cost
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Intake Form Development.................        $364,375        $242,917
System Development......................         413,860         275,907
Project Management......................          35,325          23,550
Overhead................................          86,267          57,511
    Total...............................         899,827         599,885
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Request for Comments

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, comments on AHRQ's 
information collection are requested with regard to any of the 
following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ health care research and 
health care information dissemination functions, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ's 
estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed 
collection(s) of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information upon the 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and included in the Agency's subsequent request for OMB approval of the 
proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of 
public record.

    Dated: May 30, 2013.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
Director.
[FR Doc. 2013-13341 Filed 6-5-13; 8:45 am]
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