Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Quality Indicators

The AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) are standardized, evidence-based measures of healthcare quality that can be used with readily available hospital inpatient administrative data to measure and track clinical performance and outcomes. Hundreds of hospitals use the QIs to track clinical performance and outcomes, including inpatient mortality, surgical complications, and hospital-acquired infections. AIR provided outreach and dissemination support to educate hospitals, state hospital associations, and other stakeholders about the AHRQ QIs and QI software. Additionally, AIR was responsible for annual updates of individual and composite National Quality Forum-endorsed AHRQ QIs.