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AHRQ'S new quality indicators are coming!

Beginning this fall, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will make available a series of Web-based, user-friendly indicators for improving the quality of inpatient and ambulatory health care. The first to be announced will be AHRQ's prevention/access indicators, followed by mortality/utilization indicators and lastly the Agency's patient safety/complications indicators. These indicators resulted from a refinement and expansion of the original Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Quality Indicators by the University of California, San Francisco-Stanford Evidence-based Practice Center.

Select for more information. While visiting the Web site, you can sign up to be notified electronically when each set of indicators and accompanying software packages become available.

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