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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Background and Purpose

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  • The AHRQ Quality Indicators (QI) are quality measures based on hospital administrative data that are available in almost all states
    • They grew out of the AHRQ Health Care Utilization Project's data base of hospital utilization information
    • The resulting indicators are based on evidence review and consultation with clinical experts
    • Software is available to transform state level data into scores on Quality Indicators

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