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AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed measures of quality and patient safety by using information found on hospital bills. These measures are considered less reliable than those which are based on intensive review of medical records because the diagnosis and procedure data on bills are not very detailed. However, these measures are very easy and inexpensive to prepare, and they can be one part of an overall review of quality and safety.

“The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Quality Indicators (QIs) are measures of health care quality that make use of readily available hospital inpatient administrative data…. Inpatient QIs reflect quality of care inside hospitals including inpatient mortality for medical conditions and surgical procedures…Patient Safety Indicators also reflect quality of care inside hospitals, but focus on potentially avoidable complications and iatrogenic events.”


To learn more, go to the AHRQ website.


Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair mortality
Bilateral cardiac catheterization rate
Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) volume, (AHRQ)
Deaths following heart bypass surgery (CABG), (AHRQ)
Heart attack mortality
Heart bypass surgery (CABG) volume
Heart failure mortality
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Mortality Rate
Pneumonia mortality rate
Cesarean C-section delivery rate
Stroke mortality
Cesarean C-section primary
Infant injury during delivery
Bedsores (AHRQ)
Blood transfusion reaction
Central line associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) (AHRQ)
Gastrointestinal bleeding mortality
Hip fracture after falling in hospital
Latrogenic pneumothorax lung injury due to medical care
Accidental puncture or cut during abdominal or pelvic surgery
Appendix removal in the elderly
Bleeding or bruising following surgery
Brain surgery (craniotomy) mortality
Death among surgical inpatients with serious treatable conditions
Deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism after surgery, (AHRQ)
Esophagus surgery mortality
Esophagus surgery volume
Hip replacement mortality
Kidney injury after surgery
Laparoscopic gallbladder removal rate
Pancreatic resection (pancreas surgery) mortality
Pancreatic resection (pancreas surgery) volume
Respiratory failure after surgery
Surgical item left in the body after a surgical procedure
Sepsis after surgery
Wound reopening after surgery
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair volume
Angioplasty (PCI) volume
DUP Death among patients in usually low-mortality conditions
Heart attack mortality not including patients transferred in
Hip fracture mortality rate
Liver transplant - patient survival at one year after transplant