SAS QI®, Version 5.0

The Quality Indicator modules are programs that run in the SAS statistical software package. To use these modules, users must have access to SAS which may be purchased from The SAS Institute.

Most components for running the software are included in the zip file below. The population files are now a separate download and may be used for area-level indicators. The software documentation describes the steps for implementing the AHRQ Quality Indicators and highlights features of the analytic approach of particular interest to users. The user must provide a hospital discharge-level data file in SAS format.

Software Release Notes

  • Updated Software Release Notes - Version 5.0.3, February 2016 - Summary of changes from Version 5.0 to Version 5.0.3 of QI Software New!
  • Software Release Notes - Version 5.0, March 2015 - Summary of the major changes from Version 4.5a to Version 5.0 of the Technical Specifications and QI Software

Population File


Software Instructions

Quality Indicators Module Software

PQI Module PSI Module
  • PQI SAS Software (ZIP) - Version 5.0 (5.0.3), February 2016
    (SHA1 (v5.0.3): 6290AD26D583E088C3533BD1E8EFD3D1C6D7C579)
  • PQI#9 SAS Software (ZIP) - Version 5.0 (5.0.3), February 2016
    (SHA1 (v5.0.3): 7BB988BB10514CF5118AB4F57943950A56CDE721)
  • PSI SAS Software (ZIP) - Version 5.0 (5.0.3), February 2016
    (SHA1 (v5.0.3): D7C10AF3C7C2FE15EDBF20472AC2B6004F39552C)
  • PSI #17 SAS Software (ZIP) - Version 5.0 (5.0.3), February 2016
    (SHA1 (v5.0.3): D35404293F19135A1D3842D4F18639F0466BB36B)
   
IQI Module PDI Module
  • PDI SAS Software (ZIP) - Version 5.0 (5.0.3), February 2016
    (SHA1 (v5.0.3): A8103B24D7A8640EDD006C3F17D2B978F6BC5824)

The SAS 4.5a version of the QI modules can be found on the Archives page.


ICD-10 Software (SAS QI v5.0 Alpha version)

In addition to 4.5 ICD-10 Alpha software, AHRQ provides an alpha copy of SAS QI v5.0 version software for organizations to test data that they have converted to ICD-10. The Alpha version of the ICD-10 software and accompanying information can be found here (Posted: 12/15/2015) — New!

AHRQ is working on releasing the SAS 6.0 production version by late Spring/Summer 2016 that will be ICD-10 compatible.


ICD-10 Software (SAS QI v4.5 Alpha version)

AHRQ provides free software for organizations to test data that they have converted to ICD-10, to help the organizations identify any impacts that may have occurred due to that data conversion. The Alpha version of the ICD-10 software and accompanying information can be found here (Posted: 3/13/2015)

The SAS 5.0 version is ICD-9 compatible. The SAS 6.0 version will be ICD-10 compatible. For those users who will have 2015 ICD-10 data can use the Alpha version of ICD-10 that was just released by AHRQ.