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Figure 3.3. Sample AHRQ QI Report Used by a Hospital Association for Quality Improvement (Text Description)

Evaluation of the Use of AHRQ and Other Quality Indicators

Figure 3.3. depicts a sample AHRQ QI report in a tabular format. The data represented by this graph is contained in the following table.
AHRQ Quality IndicatorsApr-Jun 2005 (Q2)Jul 2004-Jun 2005 (recent year)
Relative PerformanceDenomObservedTargetMedianRelative PerformanceDenomObservedTargetMedian
NPercentNPercent
Post Procedure Mortality (%)
CABGE744.33.23.5E2993.93.23.8
PTCAE1811.31.31.1E7222.11.41.4
Carotid endarterectomyE*160.80.60.0E650.60.70.0
AAA repairE*610.912.60.0E*2013.411.96.2
Esophageal cancer resectionE*22.54.90.0E*87.46.30.0
Pancreatic cancer resectionE*54.14.80.0E*183.75.10.0
Pediatric heart surgeryE286.05.02.2E904.67.13.1
CraniotomyE846.15.84.9E3136.65.95.5
Hip replacementE360.11.20.0E1330.11.20.0
In-Hospital Mortality (%)
AMI - MortalityE888.37.65.8E3608.07.97.1
AMI - Mortality without transfersE627.67.95.8E2487.78.46.9
HFE1373.04.32.9E5273.34.33.1
PneumoniaE1256.06.25.5E4926.06.05.7
Acute strokeE8312.613.512.8E31612.813.213.5
GI hemorrhageE552.76.12.6D2212.96.12.7
Hip fractureE263.13.11.7E982.83.02.6
Utilization Rates (%)
C section all 52725.8 25.7 207226.0 25.6
C section primary 45216.6 16.3 177917.1 16.6
VBAC all 9317.5 16.9 36119.0 17.9
VBAC uncomplicated 7618.4 17.6 29919.7 18.9
VolumesObservedMedianRelative PerformanceObservedTargetMedian
NNN
CABG7555.5D302100.0230.0
PTCA182124.0D725200.0448.0
Carotid endarterectomy1612.0E6550.041.0
AAA repair64.0E2020.013.0
Esophageal cancer resection32.0D86.05.5
Pancreatic cancer resection65.0D1810.013.5
Pediatric heart surgery2616.0E9090.048.0

Notes:
A = No Data Available;
B = Substantially Worse than Target;
C = Worse than Target;
D = Better than Target;
E = Meets Target;
* Interpret with caution (less than 25 cases)

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Page last reviewed December 2007
Internet Citation: Figure 3.3. Sample AHRQ QI Report Used by a Hospital Association for Quality Improvement (Text Description): Evaluation of the Use of AHRQ and Other Quality Indicators. December 2007. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/qualityindicators/chapter3-fig3-3text.html