Quality Indicators (QIs)
The quality indicator reports presented on this website were created using Quality Indicator software called MONAHRQ developed by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality and the Department for Health and Human Services. QIs provide a measure of quality for specific medical conditions and surgical procedures performed in a hospital setting, hospital utilization, maps of avoidable hospital stays and county rates of hospital use.
||Understanding The Data
The data used to develop the QI reports are standardized administrative information routinely submitted by Kentucky hospitals to bill for their services. This administrative data includes many elements such as procedure codes, diagnosis codes, facility charges and patient demographic information. To fairly report on the quality of inpatient care, the data are risk-adjusted to account for the difference in patient severity levels for each facility. Risk-adjusting the data is one way we attempt to level the playing field when comparing hospital quality. QIs are prepared using data for each calendar year.
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Please see the Office of Health Policy Health Care Information Center for additional information related to quality indicators, utilization, and charges for services in Kentucky's hospitals.
For more information about PQI rates and how Kentucky counties compare to national rates click the following link:
Prevention Quality Indicators (PQIs) as compared to National Rates