AHRQ Quality Performance Measures

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This section of the site gives you quick access to the most current hospital quality information available from the Agency for Health care Quality and Research (AHRQ). The data demonstrates Nevada hospitals activity relating to specific clinical indicators. Click here for more information on the AHRQ website.

The AHRQ measures currently displayed on this website include a variety of specific measurements that fall into the 'patient safety' category. Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) are a tool to help health system leaders identify potential adverse events occurring during hospitalization. These indicators focus on potentially preventable instances of complications and other iatrogenic events (events caused by the action of a doctor or a therapy prescribed by a doctor) resulting from the use of medical care in the hospital setting.

The data collection period is from January 2013 to December 2013. The number displayed represents risk-adjusted rates per case. Risk-adjusted rates are the estimated performance of hospitals if they had an 'average' case mix. The average case mix was estimated from the AHRQ national database. Lower is better. Rate shown is per 1,000 eligible cases.

Some facilities (such as specialty and critical access hospitals) do not perform the relevant services, and therefore are not included in the data.

 
 

 

Footnotes:

* The number of cases is small (<10).
** No data is available from the hospital for this measure.
*** This hospital treated patients in this condition, but no patients met the criteria for inclusion in the measure calculation.

 

 

Footnotes:
* The number of cases is small (<10).
** No data is available from the hospital for this measure.
*** This hospital treated patients in this condition, but no patients met the criteria for inclusion in the measure calculation.