AHRQ Updates Quality Indicators Toolkit for Hospitals
October 29, 2014 | Strategic Insights for Health System
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released an updated version of its AHRQ Quality Indicators Toolkit for Hospitals to help acute care facilities understand the agency's 18 Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) and 28 Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQIs) and use them to successfully improve quality and patient safety. Originally released in the spring of 2012, it has been updated and expanded in 2014 to include best practices for six more of the PSIs and IQIs. The toolkit is designed to meet a variety of needs, such as those of senior leaders, quality staff, and multi-stakeholder improvement teams.