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Quality Indicators (QIs) are standardized, evidence-based measures of health care quality that can be used with readily available hospital inpatient administrative data to measure and track clinical performance and outcomes.
- Highlight potential quality improvement areas
- Track changes over time
- Identify areas for further study
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December 15, 2017 - Release of AHRQ QI Beta software for v7.0.1 SAS QI and WinQI Software.
September 22, 2017 - Release of AHRQ QI Beta software for v7.0 SAS QI and WinQI Software for organizations to apply the AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) to their own data to assist quality improvement efforts in acute care hospital settings.
August 22, 2017 - Release of updated AHRQ PDI software for v6.0.2 ICD-9-CM SAS QI and v6.0.2 WinQI for organizations to apply the AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) to their own data to assist quality improvement efforts in acute care hospital settings.Read More
July 26, 2018 – Release of AHRQ QI Population File update patch for software version v7.0 and prior versions. -New!
June 20, 2018 – Release of AHRQ QI SAS QI and WinQI v2018 ICD-10-CM/PCS (non-risk adjusted) software.Read More
June 4, 2018 – Give us your input on the AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs)!
May 1, 2017 – New FAQ related to PSI 04.
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Explore The Quality Indicators
Prevention Quality Indicators (PQI)
The PQIs are area-level Indicators that calculate admissions that might have been avoided through access to high-quality outpatient care and are a key tool for community health needs assessments.
Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQI)
The IQIs include mortality indicators, utilization indicators, and volume indicators for key procedures to help hospitals identify potential problem areas that might need further study, as well as for quality improvement and trending initiatives.
Patient Safety Indicators (PSI)
The PSIs reflect potentially avoidable safety events that represent opportunities for improvement in the delivery of care.
Pediatric Quality Indicators (PDI)
The PDIs are specifically tailored to reflect the special characteristics of the pediatric population, including neonates, and can be used to identify potential quality and patient safety issues specific to the pediatric inpatient population.