The AHRQ Quality Indicators™ Toolkit for Hospitals is a free set of tools designed to support hospitals in assessing and improving the quality and safety of care they provide: http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/qitoolkit.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Quality Indicators (QIs) are measures of hospital quality and safety drawn from readily available hospital inpatient administrative data. They include:
- Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQIs), which are measures of volume, mortality for specific procedures and conditions, and utilization.
- Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs), which capture adverse events that patients experience as a result of exposure to the health care system.
Hospitals across the country are using the IQIs and PSIs to identify potential concerns about quality and safety and track their performance over time.
The QI Toolkit supports hospitals that want to improve performance on the IQIs and PSIs by guiding them through the process, from the first stage of self-assessment to the final stage of ongoing monitoring. The tools are practical, easy to use, and designed to meet a variety of needs, including those of senior leaders, quality staff, and multistakeholder improvement teams.
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