The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is pleased to release ICD-9-CM v6.0 SAS software for the Prevention Quality Indicators (PQIs) and Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs).
SAS ICD-9-CM v6.0 software improvements include:
- Enhancements to select indicators
- Updated risk adjustment models
- Application files now organized into separate folders for user Programs, Macros and Parameter Files
- Revised program and file names for improved usability
Separate software packages for the PQI and PSI are available for download at: http://www.qualityindicators.
Note: Continuing through the remainder of 2016, AHRQ will incrementally release WinQI ICD-9-CM v6.0 software package for PQIs and PSIs and SAS and WinQI ICD-9-CM v6.0 software packages for the Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQIs) and Pediatric Quality Indicators (PDIs). Future announcements will provide additional detail about these releases.
If you have any questions or would like to talk with a member of the AHRQ QI Support Team, please contact us atQISupport@ahrq.hhs.gov.
The AHRQ QI Team
About the AHRQ QI Software
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) offers free software to help organizations using the AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) generate results that are both accurate and actionable. Use of this free software ensures a standard, trusted approach to quality measurement and means more resources are available for supporting improvements to patient care. The AHRQ QI software uses readily available data, requiring only administrative data that are already collected and reported by hospitals in most States. Using administrative data for measurement promotes consistency when evaluating performance over time and across initiatives and reduces costs associated with data collection and reporting. The software is compatible with two commonly used platforms, SAS and Windows, and is updated on an annual basis. To learn more about the AHRQ QI software, visit http://www.qualityindicators.