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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 1. AHRQ Quality Indicators Selected for the National Healthcare Disparities Report


QI No. Description
Prevention Quality Indicators
PQI 1 Admissions for diabetes with short-term complications* (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 18 years and older

* Ketoacidosis, hyperosmolarity, or coma.
PQI 2 Admissions with perforated appendix per 1000 admissions with appendicitis (excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers from other institutions)
PQI 3 Admissions for diabetes with long-term complications* (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 18 years and older

* Renal, eye, neurological, circulatory, or other unspecified complications.
PQI 4 Pediatric asthma admissions (excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age less than 18 years
PQI 5 Admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 18 years and older
PQI 6 Admissions for pediatric gastroenteritis (excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age less than 18 years
PQI 7 Admissions for hypertension (excluding patients with cardiac procedures, obstetric and neonatal conditions, and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 18 years and older
PQI 11 Bacterial pneumonia admissions (excluding sickle cell or hemoglobin-S conditions, transfers from other institutions, and obstetric and neonatal admissions) per 100,000 population
PQI 13 Admissions for angina without procedure (excluding patients with cardiac procedures, transfers from other institutions, and obstetric and neonatal admissions) per 100,000 population, age 18 years and older
PQI 14 Admissions for uncontrolled diabetes without complication* (excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 18 years and older

* Without short-term (ketoacidosis, hyperosmolarity, coma) or long-term (renal, eye, neurological, circulatory, other unspecified) complications.
PQI 15 Adult asthma admissions (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 18 years and older
(Added) Immunization-preventable influenza admissions (excluding transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 65 years and older
Inpatient Quality Indicators
IQI 10 Deaths per 1000 pediatric heart surgery admissions, patients age less than 18 years (excluding obstetric admission; patients with transcatheter interventions as single cardiac procedures, performed without bypass but with catheterization; patients with septal defects as single cardiac procedures without bypass; heart transplant; premature infants with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closure as only cardiac procedure; and age less than 30 days with PDA closure as only cardiac procedure; and transfers to another hospital)
IQI 11 Deaths per 1000 admissions with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair (excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers to another hospital)
IQI 12 Deaths per 1000 admissions with coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), age 40 and older (excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers to another hospital)
IQI 15 Deaths per 1000 admissions with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) as principal diagnosis, age 18 and older (excluding transfers to another hospital)
IQI 16 Deaths per 1000 admissions with congestive heart failure (CHF) as principal diagnosis, age 18 and older (excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers to another hospital)
IQI 20 Deaths per 1000 admissions with pneumonia as principal diagnosis, age 18 and older (excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers to another hospital)
IQI 30 Deaths per 1000 adult admissions age 40 and older with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasties (PTCA) (excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers to another hospital)
Patient Safety Indicators
PSI 1 Complications of anesthesia per 1000 surgical discharges (excluding patients with such complications who also have substance use disorders)
PSI 2 Deaths per 1000 admissions in low mortality DRGs (DRGs with a NIS 1997 benchmark of less than 0.5% mortality, excluding trauma, immunocompromised, and cancer patients)
PSI 3 Decubitus ulcers per 1000 discharges of length 5 or more days (excluding paralysis patients, patients admitted from long-term-care facilities, patients with diseases of the skin, subcutaneous tissue, and breast, and obstetrical admissions)
PSI 4 Failure to rescue or deaths per 1000 discharges having developed specified complications of care during hospitalization (excluding patients transferred in or out, patients admitted from long-term-care facilities, neonates, and patients over 74 years old)
PSI 5 Foreign body accidentally left in during procedure per 1000 medical and surgical discharges (excluding neonates*)
PSI 6 Iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1000 discharges (excluding neonates, obstetrical admissions, and patients with trauma, thoracic surgery, lung or pleural biopsy, or cardiac surgery*)
PSI 7 Selected infections due to medical care per 1000 discharges (excluding immunocompromised and cancer patients and neonates)*
PSI 8 Postoperative hip fracture for adults per 1000 surgical patients age 18 years and older who were not susceptible to falling* (excluding obstetrical admissions)
PSI 9 Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma with surgical drainage or evacuation, not verifiable as following surgery*, per 1000 surgical discharges (excluding obstetrical admissions)
PSI 10 Postoperative physiologic and metabolic derangements per 1000 elective surgical discharges (excluding some serious disease* and obstetric admissions)
PSI 11 Postoperative respiratory failure per 1000 elective surgical discharges (excluding patients with respiratory disease, circulatory disease, and obstetric conditions)
PSI 12 Postoperative pulmonary embolus (PE) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) per 1000 surgical discharges (excluding patients admitted for DVT, obstetrics, and plication of vena cava before or after surgery*)
PSI 13 Postoperative sepsis per 1000 elective-surgery discharges of longer than 3 days (excluding patients admitted for infection; patients with cancer or immunocompromised states, and obstetric conditions)
PSI 14 Reclosure of postoperative disruption of abdominal wall (postoperative abdominal wound dehiscence) per 1000 abdominopelvic-surgery discharges (excluding obstetric conditions*)
PSI 15 Accidental puncture or laceration during procedures per 1000 discharges (excluding obstetric admissions*)
PSI 16 Transfusion reactions per 1000 discharges (excluding neonates*)
PSI 17 Birth trauma - injury to neonate per 1000 live births (excluding preterm and osteogenesis imperfecta births)
PSI 27 Obstetric trauma with 3rd degree, 4th degree, or other obstetric lacerations per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries
PSI 28 Obstetric trauma with 3rd degree, 4th degree, or other obstetric lacerations per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance
PSI 29 Obstetric trauma with 3rd degree, 4th degree, or other obstetric lacerations per 1,000 Cesarean deliveries

 

 

 

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