- Updated Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Inpatient Quality Indicators. Look for these measures in NQMC in the near future!
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed an array of health care decision making and research tools that can be used by program managers, researchers, and others at the Federal, State and local levels. The Quality Indicators (QIs) are measures of health care quality that make use of readily available hospital inpatient administrative data. The current AHRQ QI™ modules expand HCUP QIs. The QIs can be used to highlight potential quality concerns, identify areas that need further study and investigation, and track changes over time.
The current AHRQ QI modules represent various aspects of quality: Prevention Quality Indicators, Inpatient Quality Indicators, Patient Safety Indicators, and Pediatric Quality Indicators.
The AHRQ QIs are used in free software distributed by AHRQ. The software can be used to help hospitals identify quality of care events that might need further study. The software programs can be applied to any hospital inpatient administrative data. These data are readily available and relatively inexpensive to use.
News & Announcements
February 18, 2016 - Request for expert nominations to a Standing Work Group (SWG) for the AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) -Updated! Deadline extended to February 26,2016 for Standing Work Group nominations.
December 9, 2015 — Panel Discussion: Lessons Learned in Using the AHRQ QIs to Improve the Quality and Safety of Care Webinar Planned. Click here to webinar materials!
November 23, 2015 — Case studies about the impact of the AHRQ QIs on two health systems are available.
October 14, 2015 — Introduction to the AHRQ Quality Indicators—for Hospitals & Health Systems Webinar Planned. Click here for webinar materials!