|Originally developed by:||Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)|
|Country of origin:||USA|
|Year of development:||–|
|Available in the following languages:||English|
Type of tool: tool for system change, tool for training and education, tool for promotion of a safety culture
AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) are measures of hospital quality and safety drawn from readily available hospital inpatient administrative data. Hospitals across the country are using QIs to identify potential concerns about quality and safety and track their performance over time. This toolkit supports hospitals that want to improve performance on the IQIs and PSIs by guiding them through the process, from the first stage of self-assessment to the final stage of ongoing monitoring. The tools are practical, easy to use, and designed to meet a variety of needs, including those of senior leaders, quality staff, and multistakeholder improvement teams.