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Table F-1: EPV-QIR Calculations for 18 NHQR Measures

Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities

Table F-1. EPV-QIR Calculations for 18 NHQR Measures

MnemonicNHQR MeasureDenominator PopulationPop. VPI (QALYs)Pop. VCI (QALYs)Pop. Max VQI (QALYs)
NHQR_DMHTNPercent of adults with diagnosed diabetes with most recent blood pressure <140/80 mm/Hg17,268,9737,021,5374,107,5992,913,938
NHQR_DMCHOLAdults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes with total cholesterol <200 mg/dL17,268,9731,828,0561,003,6021,003,602 824,453
NHQR_DMFOOTAdults age 40+ with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year17,268,9732,326,1651,644,599681,566
NHQR_DMHBA1CPercent of adults with diagnosed diabetes with HbA1c level >9.5% (poor control); <7.0 (optimal); <9.0 (minimally acceptable)17,268,9731,474,394805,019669,375
NHQR_HIVEVERPeople ages 15-44 who ever received an HIV test outside of blood donation126,006,034529,704241,545288,159
NHQR_PAP3YRPercent of women (age 18 and over) who report they had a Pap smear within the past 3 yrs15,272,4482,120,5581,903,757216,801
NHQR_DMEYEAdults age 40+ with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year17,268,973414,132247,237166,895
NHQR_CRC50EVERCOLONAdults age 50 and over who ever received a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or proctoscopy14,992,188366,829219,454147,375
NHQR_BRCA2YRMAMMPercent of women (age 40+) who report they had a mammogram within the past 2 year60,428,5541,167,4741,046,640120,833
NHQR_CRCBIFOBTAdults age 50 and over who received a fecal occult blood test (FOBT) in the last 2 years6,895,908253,938152,497101,441
NHQR_CAPVACC65EVERPercent of individuals age 65+ who ever received a pneumococcal vaccination38,869,716161,29192,42068,871
NHQR_BSICVC
VQI represents QALYs that can be saved by using chlorhexidine silver sulfadiazine coated catheters (external coat)
Bloodstream infections (BSIs) per 1,000 central venous catheter (CVC) placements140,0000-27,80927,809
NHQR_BSICVC
VQI represents QALYs that can be saved by using silver, platinum and carbon coated catheters
Bloodstream infections (BSIs) per 1,000 central venous catheter (CVC) placements140,0000-27,09527,095
NHQR_BSICVC
VQI represents QALYs that can be saved by using chlorhexidine minocycline and rifampicin coated catheters
Bloodstream infections (BSIs) per 1,000 central venous catheter (CVC) placements140,0000-24,86424,864
NHQR_BSICVC
VQI represents QALYs that can be saved by using chlorhexidine silver sulfadiazine coated catheters (internal + external coat)
Bloodstream infections (BSIs) per 1,000 central venous catheter (CVC) placements140,0000-23,00123,001
NHQR_AMIBBPercent of AMI patients administered beta blockers prescribed at discharge682,699123,172109,62313,549
NHQR_HFACEPercent of hospital patients with heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction who were prescribed ACE inhibitor or ARB at discharge295,10164,97655,3599,616
NHQR_AMIACEPercent of AMI patients with LVSD prescribed ACE inhibitor at discharge185,69544,83038,5096,321

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Page last reviewed December 2010
Internet Citation: Table F-1: EPV-QIR Calculations for 18 NHQR Measures: Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities . December 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/iomqrdrreport/futureqrdrapftab1.html