Inpatient Quality Indicators

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 Hospital Performance 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.

The Department of Health reports on the following IQIs:

  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Acute Stroke

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Description of IQIs used in the Hospital Performance Report

Heart Attack
Heart Failure (HF)
Acute Stroke
Last Reviewed: 11/30/2022