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Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQIs)

Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQIs) are a set of measures that provide a perspective on hospital quality of care using administrative discharge data. Quality of care is measured using: 1) in-hospital mortality for certain procedures and medical conditions; 2) utilization of procedures for which there are questions of overuse, underuse, or misuse; and 3) volume of procedures for which there is some evidence that a higher volume of procedures is associated with lower mortality.

The Department published its first official IQIs report in 2007. The report was released to provide health professionals, policy makers and consumers one more tool they can use in making important health care decisions. The report includes background information on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Quality Indicator (QI) tools, how they are used to compare hospital performance, guides on interpreting IQI estimates, and definitions of each inpatient quality indicator.

Since 2009, the Department has been reporting on Acute Myocardinal Infarction (AMI), Congestive Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Acute Stroke mortality levels as part of the Outcome of Care Measurers. These indicators were recommended by the “The Governor's Commission on Rationalizing Health Care Resources” to create the “Hospital Performance Dashboard”. View Description of the Selected IQIs - “Outcome of Care Measures”.

Releasing the IQIs report is consistent with the Department’s effort in public reporting of hospital performance as an important tool in advancing health care quality improvement.
Published Reports:

View IQIs - Outcome of Care Measures Summary Data

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