Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 35208-35210 [2017-15885]

Download as PDF 35208 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 144 / Friday, July 28, 2017 / Notices EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN FOR THE 2018–2019 MEPS–IC—Continued Number of respondents Form name Total .......................................................................................................... Total burden hours 78,898 Average hourly wage rate * 22,952 na Total cost burden 733,776 * Based upon the mean hourly wage for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists occupation code 13–1141, at https:// www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes131141.htm (U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.) 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. Sharon B. Arnold, Deputy Director. [FR Doc. 2017–15884 Filed 7–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P 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. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES 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: ‘‘The AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery.’’ SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Jul 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register titled ‘‘The AHRQ Safety Program for Enhancing Surgical Care and Recovery,’’ on May 18, 2017 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ did not receive any substantive comments. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 28, 2017. 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 In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. The AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery is a quality improvement project that aims to provide technical assistance to hospitals to help them implement evidence-based practices to improve outcomes and prevent complications among patients who undergo surgery. Enhanced recovery pathways are a constellation of preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative practices that decrease complications and accelerate recovery. A number of studies and meta-analyses have demonstrated successful results. In order to facilitate broader adoption of these evidence-based practices among U.S. hospitals, this AHRQ project will adapt the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP), which has been demonstrated to be an effective approach to reducing other patient harms, to enhanced recovery of surgical patients. The approach uses a combination of clinical and cultural (i.e., technical and adaptive) intervention components which include PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 promoting leadership and frontline staff engagement, close teamwork among surgeons, anesthesia providers, and nurses, as well as enhancing patient communication and engagement. Interested hospitals will voluntarily participate. This project has the following goals: • Improve outcomes of surgical patients by disseminating and supporting implementation of evidencebased enhanced recovery practices within the CUSP framework. • Develop a bundle of technical and adaptive interventions and associated tools and educational materials to support implementation. • Provide technical assistance and training to hospitals for implementing enhanced recovery practices. • Assess the adoption, and evaluate the effectiveness of, the intervention among the participating hospitals. This project is being conducted by AHRQ through its contractor Johns Hopkins University; with subcontractors Westat, and the American College of Surgeons. The AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery is being undertaken pursuant to AHRQ’s mission to enhance the quality, appropriateness, and effectiveness of health services, and access to such services, through the establishment of a broad base of scientific research and through the promotion of improvements in clinical and health systems practices, including the prevention of diseases and other health conditions. 42 U.S.C. 299. Method of Collection To achieve the goals of this project the following data collections will be implemented: (1) Safety Culture Survey. Hospitals will assess the impact of participation in the project on perioperative safety culture by having their staff members who will be part of the enhanced recovery program complete a survey adapted from the AHRQ Surveys on Patient Safety Culture (SOPS) at the beginning and end of the program. The hospital’s enhanced recovery project team will receive their survey results and then debrief their staff on their safety culture and identify opportunities for further improvement. The national E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1 35209 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 144 / Friday, July 28, 2017 / Notices project team will provide technical assistance for this effort. Participating hospitals will promote awareness of the survey among their staff, coordinate implementation of the survey, encourage and provide staff the time to complete the survey, and organize a local debrief of the reports of their hospital’s results. The national project team will assist this effort by providing an electronic portal for hospital staff to anonymously complete the survey and by analyzing the data and sending a report to the hospital. Data will also be analyzed in aggregate across all participating hospitals to evaluate the impact of the overall quality improvement effort on measured safety culture. (2) Patient Experience Survey. Hospitals will also assess the impact of participation in the project on patients’ experience with care. This will be done via administration of a patient experience survey to patients discharged after a qualifying surgery. Patients will receive a preimplementation assessment of patient experience after a qualifying surgery and a post-implementation assessment of patient experience will be administered to patients who were treated the enhanced recovery program at participating hospitals. The survey will be administered by the national project team. Hospitals will provide patient contact information to the project team after execution of a data use agreement. This information will be provided to the national project team to send the survey to patients on behalf of the hospital. The national project team will provide a summative report to each hospital with the hospital’s results to promote additional local quality improvement work. Data will also be analyzed in aggregate across all participating hospitals to evaluate the impact of the overall quality improvement effort on patient experience of care. (3) Readiness and Implementation Assessments: Semi-structured qualitative interviews. Semi-structured qualitative interviews will be conducted with key stakeholders at participating hospitals (e.g., project leads, physician project champions, etc.). These include a readiness assessment conducted after a hospital’s enrollment in the project and an implementation assessment conducted after a period of implementation. The readiness assessment will help identify which, if any, technical components of the enhanced surgical care and recovery intervention already exist at the hospital, project management and resources, clinician engagement, leadership engagement and potential barriers and facilitators to implementation. The implementation assessment will evaluate what elements of the enhanced recovery practices have been adopted, resources invested, team participation, major barriers (e.g., medications, equipment, trained personnel), and leadership participation. These assessments will help identify training needs of hospitals and inform the national team’s approach. In addition, the results will inform the national team’s understanding of local adaptations of the intervention and the degree to which intervention fidelity impacts changes in outcomes. (4) Site visits. Semi-structured site visits will be conducted at a subset of participating hospitals. Findings will help inform the national project implementation strategy. Information from these visits will be critical in understanding if and how team and/or leadership issues may affect implementation of enhanced recovery practices, including how this may differ across surgical services. Interviews will help uncover and clarify misalignments in roles, needed time and resources, best practices, and potential enablers of and barriers to enhanced surgical care and recovery implementation. Site visits will be conducted at approximately 4 hospitals per year, and each will be 1 day long. The types of hospital personnel anticipated being involved in part or all of the site visit include senior leadership, perioperative leadership, and patient safety and quality staff. Participating hospitals will receive a structured debriefing and brief summary report at the end of the one-day visit. Estimated Annual Respondent Burden EXHIBIT 1—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Hours per response Total burden hours Safety culture survey ....................................................................................... Patient experience survey ............................................................................... Readiness and Implementation assessment ................................................... Site visits .......................................................................................................... 12,000 1,800 720 40 1 1 1 1 0.25 0.37 1 8 3,000 666 720 320 Total .......................................................................................................... 14,560 N/A N/A 4,706 EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN Number of respondents asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Form name Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate * Total cost burden Safety culture survey ....................................................................................... Safety culture survey ....................................................................................... Patient experience survey ............................................................................... Readiness and Implementation assessment ................................................... Readiness and Implementation assessment ................................................... Site visits .......................................................................................................... Site Visits ......................................................................................................... 6,000 6,000 1,800 360 360 20 20 1,500 1,500 666 360 360 160 160 a $101.04 c 52.58 $151,560 52,050 15,891 36,374 18,929 16,166 8,413 Total .......................................................................................................... 14,560 4,706 N/A 299,383 b 34.70 d 23.86 a 101.04 c 52.58 a 101.04 National Compensation Survey: Occupational wages in the United States May 2016 ‘‘U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics:’’ http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_stru.htm. a Based on the mean wages for 29–1060 Physicians and Surgeons. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Jul 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1 35210 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 144 / Friday, July 28, 2017 / Notices b Based c Based d Based on the mean wages for 29–1141 Registered Nurse. on the mean wages for 11–9111 Medical and Health Services Managers. on the mean wages for 00–0000 All Occupations. DATES: 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. Sharon B. Arnold, Deputy Director. [FR Doc. 2017–15885 Filed 7–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P 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. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. 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 ‘‘Expanding the Comprehensive Unitbased Safety Program (CUSP) to Reduce Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI) and CatheterAssociated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) in Intensive Care Units (ICU) with Persistently Elevated Infection Rates.’’ asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Jul 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 Comments on this notice must be received by September 26, 2017. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Doris Lefkowitz, Reports Clearance Officer, AHRQ, by email at doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden can be obtained from the AHRQ Reports Clearance 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: include the national implementation of CUSP for CAUTI in hospitals across the United States. This effort was carried out under an ACTION II contract with HRET, in partnership with Johns Hopkins University and the Michigan Hospital Association. As part of the Department of Health and Human Services National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections, AHRQ has supported the implementation and adoption of the CUSP for CLABSI and CUSP for CAUTI, and is applying the principles and concepts that have been learned from these HAI reduction efforts to ICUs with persistently elevated infection rates. Proposed Project Results of Implementation of CUSP for CLABSI and CAUTI The nationwide CUSP for CLABSI project implemented CUSP with teams at more than 1,100 adult ICUs in 44 states over a 4-year period. ICUs participating in this project reduced the rate of CLABSIs nationally from 1.915 infections per 1,000 central line days to 1.133 infections per 1,000 line days, an overall reduction of 41 percent. However, not all ICUs performed equally well. The CUSP for CAUTI project implemented CUSP in nine cohorts, representing over 1,600 hospital units in over 1,200 hospitals located across 40 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Inpatient CAUTI rates in non-ICUs were decreased by 30%. However, CAUTI rates in ICUs were not reduced significantly. In other words, while the overall results of the implementation of CUSP for CLABSI and CUSP for CAUTI have shown remarkable progress, not all ICUs in the projects have achieved the intended rate reductions, nor have all ICUs participated in the two projects. Moreover, a significant number of institutions and ICUs continue to have persistently elevated infection rates. There are institutions that have varying rates of infections within the same institution, indicating that infection control is often a unit-based issue. In sum, despite the significant overall reductions in CLABSI and CAUTI rates that have been achieved in these two projects, there is evidence that ICUs have generally faced challenges in reducing CAUTI rates, and that many hospitals still are not where they should be in CLABSI rates. Modified approaches and strategies for the CUSP intervention need to be developed and implemented to reach ICUs with Expanding the Comprehensive UnitBased Safety Program (CUSP) To Reduce Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI) and Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) in Intensive Care Units (ICU) With Persistently Elevated Infection Rates In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. Healthcare-associated infections, or HAIs, are a highly significant cause of illness and death for patients in the U.S. health care system. At any given time, HAIs affect one out of every 25 hospital inpatients. More than a million of these infections occur across our health care system every year, leading to significant patient harm and the annual loss of tens of thousands of lives, and costing billions of dollars each year. Some of the most prevalent HAIs include: Surgical site infections, catheterassociated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), central-line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI), and ventilator-associated pneumonia. It is estimated that CAUTIs affect approximately 250,000 hospital patients per year, and approximately 40,000 CLABSI cases occur annually with a mortality rate from 12 to 25 percent. From 2008–2012, AHRQ supported the National Implementation of the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP) to Reduce Central LineAssociated Blood Stream Infections (under an ACTION contract with the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET), in partnership with Johns Hopkins University and the Michigan Hospital Association. From 2011–2015, AHRQ expanded its CUSP efforts to PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 144 (Friday, July 28, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35208-35210]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-15885]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

 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.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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: ``The AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and 
Recovery.''
    This proposed information collection was previously published in 
the Federal Register titled ``The AHRQ Safety Program for Enhancing 
Surgical Care and Recovery,'' on May 18, 2017 and allowed 60 days for 
public comment. AHRQ did not receive any substantive comments. The 
purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public 
comment.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 28, 2017.

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

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-
3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information 
collection. The AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and 
Recovery is a quality improvement project that aims to provide 
technical assistance to hospitals to help them implement evidence-based 
practices to improve outcomes and prevent complications among patients 
who undergo surgery. Enhanced recovery pathways are a constellation of 
preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative practices that decrease 
complications and accelerate recovery. A number of studies and meta-
analyses have demonstrated successful results. In order to facilitate 
broader adoption of these evidence-based practices among U.S. 
hospitals, this AHRQ project will adapt the Comprehensive Unit-based 
Safety Program (CUSP), which has been demonstrated to be an effective 
approach to reducing other patient harms, to enhanced recovery of 
surgical patients. The approach uses a combination of clinical and 
cultural (i.e., technical and adaptive) intervention components which 
include promoting leadership and frontline staff engagement, close 
teamwork among surgeons, anesthesia providers, and nurses, as well as 
enhancing patient communication and engagement. Interested hospitals 
will voluntarily participate.
    This project has the following goals:
     Improve outcomes of surgical patients by disseminating and 
supporting implementation of evidence-based enhanced recovery practices 
within the CUSP framework.
     Develop a bundle of technical and adaptive interventions 
and associated tools and educational materials to support 
implementation.
     Provide technical assistance and training to hospitals for 
implementing enhanced recovery practices.
     Assess the adoption, and evaluate the effectiveness of, 
the intervention among the participating hospitals.
    This project is being conducted by AHRQ through its contractor 
Johns Hopkins University; with subcontractors Westat, and the American 
College of Surgeons. The AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical 
Care and Recovery is being undertaken pursuant to AHRQ's mission to 
enhance the quality, appropriateness, and effectiveness of health 
services, and access to such services, through the establishment of a 
broad base of scientific research and through the promotion of 
improvements in clinical and health systems practices, including the 
prevention of diseases and other health conditions. 42 U.S.C. 299.

Method of Collection

    To achieve the goals of this project the following data collections 
will be implemented:
    (1) Safety Culture Survey. Hospitals will assess the impact of 
participation in the project on perioperative safety culture by having 
their staff members who will be part of the enhanced recovery program 
complete a survey adapted from the AHRQ Surveys on Patient Safety 
Culture (SOPS) at the beginning and end of the program. The hospital's 
enhanced recovery project team will receive their survey results and 
then debrief their staff on their safety culture and identify 
opportunities for further improvement. The national

[[Page 35209]]

project team will provide technical assistance for this effort. 
Participating hospitals will promote awareness of the survey among 
their staff, coordinate implementation of the survey, encourage and 
provide staff the time to complete the survey, and organize a local 
debrief of the reports of their hospital's results. The national 
project team will assist this effort by providing an electronic portal 
for hospital staff to anonymously complete the survey and by analyzing 
the data and sending a report to the hospital. Data will also be 
analyzed in aggregate across all participating hospitals to evaluate 
the impact of the overall quality improvement effort on measured safety 
culture.
    (2) Patient Experience Survey. Hospitals will also assess the 
impact of participation in the project on patients' experience with 
care. This will be done via administration of a patient experience 
survey to patients discharged after a qualifying surgery. Patients will 
receive a pre-implementation assessment of patient experience after a 
qualifying surgery and a post-implementation assessment of patient 
experience will be administered to patients who were treated the 
enhanced recovery program at participating hospitals. The survey will 
be administered by the national project team. Hospitals will provide 
patient contact information to the project team after execution of a 
data use agreement. This information will be provided to the national 
project team to send the survey to patients on behalf of the hospital. 
The national project team will provide a summative report to each 
hospital with the hospital's results to promote additional local 
quality improvement work. Data will also be analyzed in aggregate 
across all participating hospitals to evaluate the impact of the 
overall quality improvement effort on patient experience of care.
    (3) Readiness and Implementation Assessments: Semi-structured 
qualitative interviews. Semi-structured qualitative interviews will be 
conducted with key stakeholders at participating hospitals (e.g., 
project leads, physician project champions, etc.). These include a 
readiness assessment conducted after a hospital's enrollment in the 
project and an implementation assessment conducted after a period of 
implementation. The readiness assessment will help identify which, if 
any, technical components of the enhanced surgical care and recovery 
intervention already exist at the hospital, project management and 
resources, clinician engagement, leadership engagement and potential 
barriers and facilitators to implementation. The implementation 
assessment will evaluate what elements of the enhanced recovery 
practices have been adopted, resources invested, team participation, 
major barriers (e.g., medications, equipment, trained personnel), and 
leadership participation. These assessments will help identify training 
needs of hospitals and inform the national team's approach. In 
addition, the results will inform the national team's understanding of 
local adaptations of the intervention and the degree to which 
intervention fidelity impacts changes in outcomes.
    (4) Site visits. Semi-structured site visits will be conducted at a 
subset of participating hospitals. Findings will help inform the 
national project implementation strategy. Information from these visits 
will be critical in understanding if and how team and/or leadership 
issues may affect implementation of enhanced recovery practices, 
including how this may differ across surgical services. Interviews will 
help uncover and clarify misalignments in roles, needed time and 
resources, best practices, and potential enablers of and barriers to 
enhanced surgical care and recovery implementation. Site visits will be 
conducted at approximately 4 hospitals per year, and each will be 1 day 
long. The types of hospital personnel anticipated being involved in 
part or all of the site visit include senior leadership, perioperative 
leadership, and patient safety and quality staff. Participating 
hospitals will receive a structured debriefing and brief summary report 
at the end of the one-day visit.

Estimated Annual Respondent Burden

                                  Exhibit 1--Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                     Number of
                    Form name                        Number of     responses per     Hours per     Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Safety culture survey...........................          12,000               1            0.25           3,000
Patient experience survey.......................           1,800               1            0.37             666
Readiness and Implementation assessment.........             720               1               1             720
Site visits.....................................              40               1               8             320
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................          14,560             N/A             N/A           4,706
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                   Exhibit 2--Estimated Annualized Cost Burden
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                      Average
                    Form name                        Number of     Total burden    hourly  wage     Total cost
                                                    respondents        hours          rate *          burden
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Safety culture survey...........................           6,000           1,500     \a\ $101.04        $151,560
Safety culture survey...........................           6,000           1,500       \b\ 34.70          52,050
Patient experience survey.......................           1,800             666       \d\ 23.86          15,891
Readiness and Implementation assessment.........             360             360      \a\ 101.04          36,374
Readiness and Implementation assessment.........             360             360       \c\ 52.58          18,929
Site visits.....................................              20             160      \a\ 101.04          16,166
Site Visits.....................................              20             160       \c\ 52.58           8,413
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................          14,560           4,706             N/A         299,383
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Compensation Survey: Occupational wages in the United States May 2016 ``U.S. Department of Labor,
  Bureau of Labor Statistics:'' http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_stru.htm.
\a\ Based on the mean wages for 29-1060 Physicians and Surgeons.

[[Page 35210]]

 
\b\ Based on the mean wages for 29-1141 Registered Nurse.
\c\ Based on the mean wages for 11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers.
\d\ Based on the mean wages for 00-0000 All Occupations.

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.

Sharon B. Arnold,
Deputy Director.
[FR Doc. 2017-15885 Filed 7-27-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4160-90-P