Measure Archive

The Measure Archive is a complete list of summaries that have been withdrawn from the NQMC Web site. Information regarding a current NQMC summary, where available, is provided. The list is organized alphabetically by measure developer.
Measure Archive tabs, Updated Withdrawn Updated

The list below identifies measures that have been withdrawn from the NQMC Web site.

Measure summaries are removed from the NQMC Web site because the measures they represent no longer meet the NQMC Inclusion Criteria or the measure developer indicated that the measure should be withdrawn. Refer to the measure developer's Web site, where available, for more information.

NQMC currently contains 1740 individual measure summaries that have been withdrawn.

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AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement, Performance Measurement Initiative, Colonoscopy Work Group (1)
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Patient understanding of colonoscopy procedure: percentage of patients answering "yes" to the post-procedure telephone interview question "Did you understand why the procedure was being done and what was going to happen?". NQMC:004194
Source(s): AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement. Procedure specific information [CPT-45378-45385 colonoscopy]. Post-procedure 14 days follow-up telephone survey. Skokie (IL): Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Institute (AAAHC); 2007. 1 p.
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Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair: mortality rate. NQMC:008058
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #11: technical specifications. Abdominal aortic artery (AAA) repair mortality rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
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Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair: volume. NQMC:008052
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #4: technical specifications. Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair volume [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
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Accidental puncture or laceration (area-level): rate per 100,000 population. NQMC:001246
Source(s): AHRQ quality indicators. Guide to patient safety indicators [version 2.1, revision 3]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2005 Jan 17. Various p. (AHRQ Pub; no. 03-R203). 
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Accidental puncture or laceration (area-level): rate per 100,000 population. NQMC:008102
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Patient safety indicators #25: technical specifications. Accidental puncture or laceration rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Patient safety indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 79 p.
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Accidental puncture or laceration (provider-level): rate per 1,000 discharges. NQMC:008094
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Patient safety indicators #15: technical specifications. Accidental puncture or laceration rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Patient safety indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 79 p.
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Accidental puncture or laceration: rate per 1,000 eligible discharges. NQMC:008105
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Pediatric quality indicators #1: technical specifications. Accidental puncture or laceration rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Pediatric quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 61 p.
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Acute myocardial infarction (AMI): mortality rate, without transfer cases. NQMC:008079
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #32: technical specifications. Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) mortality rate, without transfer cases [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
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Acute myocardial infarction (AMI): mortality rate. NQMC:008062
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #15: technical specifications. Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) mortality rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
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Acute stroke: mortality rate. NQMC:008064
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #17: technical specifications. Acute stroke mortality rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
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Asthma admission rate (area-level): rate per 100,000 population. NQMC:008115
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Pediatric quality indicators #14: technical specifications. Asthma admission rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Pediatric quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 61 p.
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Asthma: hospital admission rate in younger adults. NQMC:008135
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Prevention quality indicators #15: technical specifications. Asthma in younger adults admission rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Prevention quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 6 p.
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Bacterial pneumonia: hospital admission rate. NQMC:008131
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Prevention quality indicators #11: technical specifications. Bacterial pneumonia admission rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Prevention quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 6 p.
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Birth trauma -- injury to neonate: rate per 1,000 newborns. NQMC:008095
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Patient safety indicators #17: technical specifications. Birth trauma rate – injury to neonate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
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Carotid endarterectomy (CEA): mortality rate. NQMC:008078
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #31: technical specifications. Carotid endarterectomy mortality rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
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Carotid endarterectomy (CEA): volume. NQMC:008055
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #7: technical specifications. Carotid endarterectomy volume [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
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Central venous catheter-related blood stream infections (provider-level): rate per 1,000 discharges. NQMC:008086
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Patient safety indicators #7: technical specifications. Central venous catheter-related blood stream infection rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 7 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Patient safety indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 79 p.
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Central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections (area-level): rate per 100,000 population. NQMC:008100
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Patient safety indicators #23: technical specifications. Central venous catheter-related blood stream infection rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Patient safety indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 79 p.
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Central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections: rate per 1,000 eligible admissions. NQMC:008114
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Pediatric quality indicators #12: technical specifications. Central venous catheter-related blood stream infection rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 7 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Pediatric quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 61 p.
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Cholecystitis/cholelithiasis: laparoscopic cholecystectomy rate. NQMC:008070
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #23: technical specifications. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma: hospital admission rate for older adults. NQMC:008126
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Prevention quality indicators #5: technical specifications. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma in older adults admission rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Prevention quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 6 p.
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Complications of anesthesia: rate per 1,000 surgery discharges with an operating room procedure. NQMC:004039
Source(s): AHRQ quality indicators. Guide to patient safety indicators [version 3.1]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2007 Mar 12. 76 p. (AHRQ Pub; no. 03-R203). 
AHRQ quality indicators. Patient safety indicators: technical specifications [version 3.2]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2008 Mar 10. 107 p.
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Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG): volume. NQMC:008053
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #5: technical specifications. Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) volume [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
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Coronary artery disease: angina without procedure hospital admission rate. NQMC:008133
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Prevention quality indicators #13: technical specifications. Angina without procedure admission rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Prevention quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 6 p.
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Coronary artery disease: bilateral cardiac catheterization rate. NQMC:008072
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #25: technical specifications. Bilateral cardiac catheterization rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 3 p.
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Coronary artery disease: coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) area rate. NQMC:008073
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #26: technical specifications. Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
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Coronary artery disease: coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) area rate. NQMC:001083
Source(s): AHRQ quality indicators. Guide to inpatient quality indicators: quality of care in hospitals -- volume, mortality, and utilization [revision 3]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2004 Jul 21. 172 p. (AHRQ Pub; no. 02-R0204). 
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Coronary artery disease: coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) mortality rate. NQMC:008059
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #12: technical specifications. Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) mortality rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
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Coronary artery disease: percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) area rate. NQMC:008074
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #27: technical specifications. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
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Coronary artery disease: percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) area rate. NQMC:001084
Source(s): AHRQ quality indicators. Guide to inpatient quality indicators: quality of care in hospitals -- volume, mortality, and utilization [revision 3]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2004 Jul 21. 172 p. (AHRQ Pub; no. 02-R0204). 
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Craniotomy: mortality rate. NQMC:008060
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #13: technical specifications. Craniotomy mortality rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 7 p.
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Death among surgical inpatients with serious treatable complications: deaths per 1,000 discharges. NQMC:008084
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Patient safety indicators #4: technical specifications. Death rate among surgical inpatients with serious treatable complications [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 9 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Patient safety indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 79 p.
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Death in low-mortality DRGs: in-hospital deaths per 1,000 discharges. NQMC:008082
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Patient safety indicators #2: technical specifications. Death rate in low-mortality DRGs [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 3 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Patient safety indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 79 p.
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Dehydration: hospital admission rate. NQMC:008130
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Prevention quality indicators #10: technical specifications. Dehydration admission rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Prevention quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 6 p.
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Diabetes mellitus: hospital admission rate for long-term complications. NQMC:008125
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Prevention quality indicators #3: technical specifications. Diabetes long-term complications admission rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Prevention quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 6 p.
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Diabetes mellitus: hospital admission rate for short-term complications. NQMC:008123
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Prevention quality indicators #1: technical specifications. Diabetes short-term complications admission rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Prevention quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 6 p.
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Diabetes mellitus: hospital admission rate for uncontrolled diabetes. NQMC:008134
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Prevention quality indicators #14: technical specifications. Uncontrolled diabetes admission rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Prevention quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 6 p.
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Diabetes mellitus: lower-extremity amputation rate. NQMC:008136
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Prevention quality indicators #16: technical specifications. Rate of lower-extremity amputation among patients with diabetes [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Prevention quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 6 p.
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Diabetes short-term complications admission rate (area-level): rate per 100,000 population. NQMC:008116
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Pediatric quality indicators #15: technical specifications. Diabetes short-term complications admission rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Pediatric quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 61 p.
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Esophageal cancer: esophageal resection mortality rate. NQMC:008056
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #8: technical specifications. Esophageal resection mortality rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
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Esophageal resection: volume. NQMC:008050
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #1: technical specifications. Esophageal resection volume [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
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Foreign body left during procedure (area-level): discharges per 100,000 population. NQMC:001242
Source(s): AHRQ quality indicators. Guide to patient safety indicators [version 2.1, revision 3]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2005 Jan 17. Various p. (AHRQ Pub; no. 03-R203). 
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Foreign body left during procedure (area-level): discharges per 100,000 population. NQMC:008098
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Patient safety indicators #21: technical specifications. Rate of foreign body left during procedure [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Patient safety indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 79 p.
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Foreign body left during procedure (provider-level): rate per 1,000 discharges. NQMC:003118
Source(s): AHRQ quality indicators. Guide to patient safety indicators [version 3.1]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2007 Mar 12. 76 p. (AHRQ Pub; no. 03-R203). 
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Gastroenteritis admission rate (area-level): rate per 100,000 population. NQMC:008117
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Pediatric quality indicators #16: technical specifications. Gastroenteritis admission rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Pediatric quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 61 p.
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Gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage: mortality rate. NQMC:008065
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #18: technical specifications. Gastrointestinal hemorrhage mortality rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
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Health plan members' experiences: percentage of adult health plan members who reported how much of a problem they had in getting needed care. NQMC:000580
Source(s): CAHPS® Health Plan Survey and Reporting Kit 2002. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2002.
CAHPS® surveys and tools to advance patient-centered care [https://www.cahps.ahrq.gov/default.asp]. [internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); [updated 2008 Feb 21]; [accessed 2004 Apr 15]. [3 p].
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Health plan members' experiences: percentage of adult health plan members who reported how much of a problem they had with their health plan customer service, information, and paperwork. NQMC:000584
Source(s): CAHPS® Health Plan Survey and Reporting Kit 2002. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2002.
CAHPS® surveys and tools to advance patient-centered care [https://www.cahps.ahrq.gov/default.asp]. [internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); [updated 2008 Feb 21]; [accessed 2004 Apr 15]. [3 p].
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Health plan members' experiences: percentage of adult health plan members who reported how often the medical office staff was courteous, respectful and helpful. NQMC:000583
Source(s): CAHPS® Health Plan Survey and Reporting Kit 2002. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2002.
CAHPS® surveys and tools to advance patient-centered care [https://www.cahps.ahrq.gov/default.asp]. [internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); [updated 2008 Feb 21]; [accessed 2004 Apr 15]. [3 p].
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Health plan members' experiences: percentage of adult health plan members who reported how often their doctors or other health providers communicated well. NQMC:000582
Source(s): CAHPS® Health Plan Survey and Reporting Kit 2002. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2002.
CAHPS® surveys and tools to advance patient-centered care [https://www.cahps.ahrq.gov/default.asp]. [internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); [updated 2008 Feb 21]; [accessed 2004 Apr 15]. [3 p].
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Health plan members' experiences: percentage of adult health plan members who reported how often they get care quickly. NQMC:000581
Source(s): CAHPS® Health Plan Survey and Reporting Kit 2002. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2002.
CAHPS® surveys and tools to advance patient-centered care [https://www.cahps.ahrq.gov/default.asp]. [internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); [updated 2008 Feb 21]; [accessed 2004 Apr 15]. [3 p].
51.  
Health plan members' experiences: percentage of parents of health plan members who reported how much of a problem they had in getting needed care for their child. NQMC:000585
Source(s): CAHPS® Health Plan Survey and Reporting Kit 2002. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2002.
CAHPS® surveys and tools to advance patient-centered care [https://www.cahps.ahrq.gov/default.asp]. [internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); [updated 2008 Feb 21]; [accessed 2004 Apr 15]. [3 p].
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Health plan members' experiences: percentage of parents of health plan members who reported how much of a problem they had with getting prescription medicine for their children with chronic conditions. NQMC:000590
Source(s): CAHPS® Health Plan Survey and Reporting Kit 2002. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2002.
CAHPS® surveys and tools to advance patient-centered care [https://www.cahps.ahrq.gov/default.asp]. [internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); [updated 2008 Feb 21]; [accessed 2004 Apr 15]. [3 p].
53.  
Health plan members' experiences: percentage of parents of health plan members who reported how much of a problem they had with getting specialized services for their children with chronic conditions. NQMC:000591
Source(s): CAHPS® Health Plan Survey and Reporting Kit 2002. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2002.
CAHPS® surveys and tools to advance patient-centered care [https://www.cahps.ahrq.gov/default.asp]. [internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); [updated 2008 Feb 21]; [accessed 2004 Apr 15]. [3 p].
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Health plan members' experiences: percentage of parents of health plan members who reported how much of a problem they had with health plan customer service for their children. NQMC:000589
Source(s): CAHPS® Health Plan Survey and Reporting Kit 2002. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2002.
CAHPS® surveys and tools to advance patient-centered care [https://www.cahps.ahrq.gov/default.asp]. [internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); [updated 2008 Feb 21]; [accessed 2004 Apr 15]. [3 p].
55.  
Health plan members' experiences: percentage of parents of health plan members who reported how often the medical office staff was courteous, respectful, and helpful. NQMC:000588
Source(s): CAHPS® Health Plan Survey and Reporting Kit 2002. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2002.
CAHPS® surveys and tools to advance patient-centered care [https://www.cahps.ahrq.gov/default.asp]. [internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); [updated 2008 Feb 21]; [accessed 2004 Apr 15]. [3 p].
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Health plan members' experiences: percentage of parents of health plan members who reported how often their children get care quickly. NQMC:000586
Source(s): CAHPS® Health Plan Survey and Reporting Kit 2002. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2002.
CAHPS® surveys and tools to advance patient-centered care [https://www.cahps.ahrq.gov/default.asp]. [internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); [updated 2008 Feb 21]; [accessed 2004 Apr 15]. [3 p].
57.  
Health plan members' experiences: percentage of parents of health plan members who reported how often their children's doctors or other health providers communicated well. NQMC:000587
Source(s): CAHPS® Health Plan Survey and Reporting Kit 2002. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2002.
CAHPS® surveys and tools to advance patient-centered care [https://www.cahps.ahrq.gov/default.asp]. [internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); [updated 2008 Feb 21]; [accessed 2004 Apr 15]. [3 p].
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Health plan members' experiences: percentage of parents of health plan members who reported their experiences with family centered care regarding their children with chronic conditions. NQMC:000592
Source(s): CAHPS® Health Plan Survey and Reporting Kit 2002. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2002.
CAHPS® surveys and tools to advance patient-centered care [https://www.cahps.ahrq.gov/default.asp]. [internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); [updated 2008 Feb 21]; [accessed 2004 Apr 15]. [3 p].
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Health plan members' experiences: percentage of parents of health plan members who reported they had assistance in coordinating care and services for their children with chronic conditions. NQMC:000593
Source(s): CAHPS® Health Plan Survey and Reporting Kit 2002. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2002.
CAHPS® surveys and tools to advance patient-centered care [https://www.cahps.ahrq.gov/default.asp]. [internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); [updated 2008 Feb 21]; [accessed 2004 Apr 15]. [3 p].
60.  
Health plan members' satisfaction with care: adult health plan members ratings of the care they received from all doctors and other health providers. NQMC:000531
Source(s): CAHPS® Health Plan Survey and Reporting Kit 2002. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2002.
CAHPS® surveys and tools to advance patient-centered care [https://www.cahps.ahrq.gov/default.asp]. [internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); [updated 2008 Feb 21]; [accessed 2004 Apr 15]. [3 p].
61.  
Health plan members' satisfaction with care: adult health plan members' ratings of their health plan. NQMC:000532
Source(s): CAHPS® Health Plan Survey and Reporting Kit 2002. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2002.
CAHPS® surveys and tools to advance patient-centered care [https://www.cahps.ahrq.gov/default.asp]. [internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); [updated 2008 Feb 21]; [accessed 2004 Apr 15]. [3 p].
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Health plan members' satisfaction with care: adult health plan members' ratings of their personal health provider. NQMC:000533
Source(s): CAHPS® Health Plan Survey and Reporting Kit 2002. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2002.
CAHPS® surveys and tools to advance patient-centered care [https://www.cahps.ahrq.gov/default.asp]. [internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); [updated 2008 Feb 21]; [accessed 2004 Apr 15]. [3 p].
63.  
Health plan members' satisfaction with care: adult health plan members' ratings of their specialist. NQMC:000534
Source(s): CAHPS® Health Plan Survey and Reporting Kit 2002. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2002.
CAHPS® surveys and tools to advance patient-centered care [https://www.cahps.ahrq.gov/default.asp]. [internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); [updated 2008 Feb 21]; [accessed 2004 Apr 15]. [3 p].
64.  
Health plan members' satisfaction with care: parents' ratings of their children's care. NQMC:000535
Source(s): CAHPS® Health Plan Survey and Reporting Kit 2002. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2002.
CAHPS® surveys and tools to advance patient-centered care [https://www.cahps.ahrq.gov/default.asp]. [internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); [updated 2008 Feb 21]; [accessed 2004 Apr 15]. [3 p].
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Health plan members' satisfaction with care: parents' ratings of their children's health plan. NQMC:000536
Source(s): CAHPS® Health Plan Survey and Reporting Kit 2002. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2002.
CAHPS® surveys and tools to advance patient-centered care [https://www.cahps.ahrq.gov/default.asp]. [internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); [updated 2008 Feb 21]; [accessed 2004 Apr 15]. [3 p].
66.  
Health plan members' satisfaction with care: parents' ratings of their children's personal health provider. NQMC:000537
Source(s): CAHPS® Health Plan Survey and Reporting Kit 2002. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2002.
CAHPS® surveys and tools to advance patient-centered care [https://www.cahps.ahrq.gov/default.asp]. [internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); [updated 2008 Feb 21]; [accessed 2004 Apr 15]. [3 p].
67.  
Health plan members' satisfaction with care: parents' ratings of their children's specialist. NQMC:000538
Source(s): CAHPS® Health Plan Survey and Reporting Kit 2002. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2002.
CAHPS® surveys and tools to advance patient-centered care [https://www.cahps.ahrq.gov/default.asp]. [internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); [updated 2008 Feb 21]; [accessed 2004 Apr 15]. [3 p].
68.  
Heart failure (HF): mortality rate. NQMC:008063
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #16: technical specifications. Heart Failure Mortality Rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
69.  
Heart failure: hospital admission rate. NQMC:008128
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Prevention quality indicators #8: technical specifications. Heart failure admission rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Prevention quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 6 p.
70.  
Hip fracture: mortality rate. NQMC:008066
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #19: technical specifications. Hip fracture mortality rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
71.  
Hip osteoarthrosis: hip replacement mortality rate. NQMC:008061
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #14: technical specifications. Hip replacement mortality rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
72.  
Hospital inpatients' experiences: percentage of adult inpatients who reported how often their room and bathroom were kept clean and the area around their room was quiet at night. NQMC:002464
Source(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). CAHPS Hospital Survey: survey instructions. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2006 Feb 1. 4 p.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). HCAHPS Hospital Survey [http://www.hcahpsonline.org]. [Web site]. Baltimore (MD): Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS); [updated 2007 Mar 09]; [accessed 2006 Jun 21]. [various].
73.  
Hypertension: hospital admission rate. NQMC:008127
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Prevention quality indicators #7: technical specifications. Hypertension admission rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Prevention quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 6 p.
74.  
Hysterectomy: hysterectomy area rate. NQMC:008075
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #28: technical specifications. Hysterectomy rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
75.  
Hysterectomy: hysterectomy area rate. NQMC:001085
Source(s): AHRQ quality indicators. Guide to inpatient quality indicators: quality of care in hospitals -- volume, mortality, and utilization [revision 3]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2004 Jul 21. 172 p. (AHRQ Pub; no. 02-R0204). 
76.  
Iatrogenic pneumothorax (area-level): rate per 100,000 population. NQMC:001243
Source(s): AHRQ quality indicators. Guide to patient safety indicators [version 2.1, revision 3]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2005 Jan 17. Various p. (AHRQ Pub; no. 03-R203). 
77.  
Iatrogenic pneumothorax (area-level): rate per 100,000 population. NQMC:008099
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Patient safety indicators #22: technical specifications. Iatrogenic pneumothorax rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 6 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Patient safety indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 79 p.
78.  
Iatrogenic pneumothorax (provider-level): rate per 1,000 discharges. NQMC:008085
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Patient safety indicators #6: technical specifications. Iatrogenic pneumothorax rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 5 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Patient safety indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 79 p.
79.  
Iatrogenic pneumothorax in neonates at risk: rate per 1,000 eligible admissions. NQMC:002330
Source(s): AHRQ quality indicators. Pediatric quality indicators: technical specifications [version 3.2]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2008 Feb 29. various p.
McDonald K, Romano P, Davies S, Haberland C, Geppert J, Ku A, Choudhry K. Measures of pediatric health care quality based on hospital administrative data: the pediatric quality indicators. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2006 Sep. 130 p. [82 references]
80.  
Iatrogenic pneumothorax: rate per 1,000 eligible admissions. NQMC:008107
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Pediatric quality indicators #5: technical specifications. Iatrogenic pneumothorax rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 5 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Pediatric quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 61 p.
81.  
Incidental appendectomy: incidental appendectomy among the elderly rate. NQMC:008071
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #24: technical specifications. Incidental aappendectomy in the elderly rate. [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 5 p.
82.  
Laminectomy or spinal fusion: laminectomy or spinal fusion area rate. NQMC:008076
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #29: technical specifications. Laminectomy or spinal fusion rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
83.  
Laminectomy or spinal fusion: laminectomy or spinal fusion area rate. NQMC:001086
Source(s): AHRQ quality indicators. Guide to inpatient quality indicators: quality of care in hospitals -- volume, mortality, and utilization [revision 3]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2004 Jul 21. 172 p. (AHRQ Pub; no. 02-R0204). 
84.  
Low birth weight: rate of infants with low birth weight. NQMC:008129
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Prevention quality indicators #9: technical specifications. Low birth weight rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Prevention quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 6 p.
85.  
Maternity care: Cesarean delivery rate. NQMC:008068
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #21: technical specifications. Cesarean delivery rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 3 p.
86.  
Maternity care: primary Cesarean delivery rate. NQMC:008080
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #33: technical specifications. Primary cesarean delivery rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 3 p.
87.  
Maternity care: vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC) delivery rate, all. NQMC:008081
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #34: technical specifications. Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) rate, all [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
88.  
Maternity care: vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC) delivery rate, uncomplicated. NQMC:008069
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #22: technical specifications. Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) delivery rate, uncomplicated [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
89.  
Neonatal blood stream infections: nosocomial blood stream infection rate. NQMC:008122
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Neonatal quality indicators #3: technical specifications. Neonatal blood stream infection rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Pediatric quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 61 p.
90.  
Neonatal iatrogenic pneumothorax: hospital discharge rate. NQMC:008120
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Neonatal quality indicators #1: technical specifications. Neonatal iatrogenic pneumothorax rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 5 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Pediatric quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 61 p.
91.  
Neonatal mortality: in-hospital death rate among inborn and outborn neonates. NQMC:008121
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Neonatal quality indicators #2: technical specifications. Neonatal mortality rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Pediatric quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 61 p.
92.  
Obstetric trauma (3rd or 4th degree lacerations): rate per 1,000 Cesarean deliveries. NQMC:004061
Source(s): AHRQ quality indicators. Guide to patient safety indicators [version 3.1]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2007 Mar 12. 76 p. (AHRQ Pub; no. 03-R203). 
AHRQ quality indicators. Patient safety indicators: technical specifications [version 3.2]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2008 Mar 10. 107 p.
93.  
Obstetric trauma (3rd or 4th degree lacerations): rate per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries. NQMC:008096
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Patient safety indicators #18: technical specifications. Obstetric trauma rate – vaginal delivery with instrument [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
94.  
Obstetric trauma (3rd or 4th degree lacerations): rate per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance. NQMC:008097
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Patient safety indicators #19: technical specifications. Obstetric trauma rate – vaginal delivery without instrument [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
95.  
Obstetric trauma: rate per 1,000 Cesarean deliveries. NQMC:001241
Source(s): AHRQ quality indicators. Guide to patient safety indicators [version 2.1, revision 3]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2005 Jan 17. Various p. (AHRQ Pub; no. 03-R203). 
96.  
Obstetric trauma: rate per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries. NQMC:001239
Source(s): AHRQ quality indicators. Guide to patient safety indicators [version 2.1, revision 3]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2005 Jan 17. Various p. (AHRQ Pub; no. 03-R203). 
97.  
Obstetric trauma: rate per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument. NQMC:001240
Source(s): AHRQ quality indicators. Guide to patient safety indicators [version 2.1, revision 3]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2005 Jan 17. Various p. (AHRQ Pub; no. 03-R203). 
98.  
Pancreatic cancer: pancreatic resection mortality rate. NQMC:008057
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #9: technical specifications. Pancreatic resection mortality rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
99.  
Pancreatic resection: volume. NQMC:008051
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #2: technical specifications. Pancreatic resection volume [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
100.  
Patients' experiences: percentage of adult primary care patients who reported how often it was easy for them to get appointments and needed care. NQMC:004503
Source(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). CAHPS® clinician & group survey and reporting kit 2008. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2008. various p.
101.  
Patients' experiences: percentage of adult primary care patients who reported how often their doctors communicated well. NQMC:004504
Source(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). CAHPS® clinician & group survey and reporting kit 2008. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2008. various p.
102.  
Patients' experiences: percentage of adult primary care patients who reported how often their doctor's office followed up on results for blood tests, x-rays or any other tests ordered. NQMC:004507
Source(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). CAHPS® clinician & group survey and reporting kit 2008. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2008. various p.
103.  
Patients' experiences: percentage of adult primary care patients who reported how often their doctor's office staff was courteous and helpful. NQMC:004505
Source(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). CAHPS® clinician & group survey and reporting kit 2008. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2008. various p.
104.  
Patients' experiences: percentage of adult specialty care patients who reported how often it was easy for them to get appointments and needed care. NQMC:004508
Source(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). CAHPS® clinician & group survey and reporting kit 2008. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2008. various p.
105.  
Patients' experiences: percentage of adult specialty care patients who reported how often their doctors communicated well. NQMC:004509
Source(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). CAHPS® clinician & group survey and reporting kit 2008. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2008. various p.
106.  
Patients' experiences: percentage of adult specialty care patients who reported how often their doctor's office followed up on results for blood tests, x-rays or any other tests ordered. NQMC:004512
Source(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). CAHPS® clinician & group survey and reporting kit 2008. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2008. various p.
107.  
Patients' experiences: percentage of adult specialty care patients who reported how often their doctor's office staff was courteous and helpful. NQMC:004510
Source(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). CAHPS® clinician & group survey and reporting kit 2008. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2008. various p.
108.  
Patients' experiences: percentage of parents/guardians who reported how often it was easy for them to get appointments and needed care for their child. NQMC:004513
Source(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). CAHPS® clinician & group survey and reporting kit 2008. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2008. various p.
109.  
Patients' experiences: percentage of parents/guardians who reported how often it was easy for them to get appointments and needed care for their child. NQMC:004518
Source(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). CAHPS® clinician & group survey and reporting kit 2008. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2008. various p.
110.  
Patients' experiences: percentage of parents/guardians who reported how often their child's doctor communicated well. NQMC:004519
Source(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). CAHPS® clinician & group survey and reporting kit 2008. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2008. various p.
111.  
Patients' experiences: percentage of parents/guardians who reported how often their child's doctor communicated well. NQMC:004514
Source(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). CAHPS® clinician & group survey and reporting kit 2008. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2008. various p.
112.  
Patients' experiences: percentage of parents/guardians who reported how often their child's doctor's office followed up on results for blood tests, x-rays or any other tests ordered. NQMC:004517
Source(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). CAHPS® clinician & group survey and reporting kit 2008. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2008. various p.
113.  
Patients' experiences: percentage of parents/guardians who reported how often their child's doctor's office followed up on results for blood tests, x-rays or any other tests ordered. NQMC:004524
Source(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). CAHPS® clinician & group survey and reporting kit 2008. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2008. various p.
114.  
Patients' experiences: percentage of parents/guardians who reported how often their child's doctor's office staff was courteous and helpful. NQMC:004515
Source(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). CAHPS® clinician & group survey and reporting kit 2008. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2008. various p.
115.  
Patients' experiences: percentage of parents/guardians who reported how often their child's doctor's office staff was courteous and helpful. NQMC:004520
Source(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). CAHPS® clinician & group survey and reporting kit 2008. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2008. various p.
116.  
Patients' experiences: percentage of parents/guardians who reported whether their child's doctor addressed their child's growth and development. NQMC:004521
Source(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). CAHPS® clinician & group survey and reporting kit 2008. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2008. various p.
117.  
Patients' experiences: percentage of parents/guardians who reported whether their child's doctor gave advice on keeping their child safe and healthy. NQMC:004522
Source(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). CAHPS® clinician & group survey and reporting kit 2008. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2008. various p.
118.  
Patients' satisfaction with care: adult primary care patient's overall rating of their doctor. NQMC:004506
Source(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). CAHPS® clinician & group survey and reporting kit 2008. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2008. various p.
119.  
Patients' satisfaction with care: adult specialty care patient's overall rating of their doctor. NQMC:004511
Source(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). CAHPS® clinician & group survey and reporting kit 2008. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2008. various p.
120.  
Patients' satisfaction with care: parent's/guardian's overall rating of their child's doctor. NQMC:004523
Source(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). CAHPS® clinician & group survey and reporting kit 2008. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2008. various p.
121.  
Patients' satisfaction with care: parent's/guardian's overall rating of their child's doctor. NQMC:004516
Source(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). CAHPS® clinician & group survey and reporting kit 2008. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2008. various p.
122.  
Pediatric asthma: hospital admission rate. NQMC:001323
Source(s): AHRQ quality indicators. Guide to prevention quality indicators: hospital admission for ambulatory care sensitive conditions [version 2.1, revision 4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2004 Nov 24. 115 p. (AHRQ Pub; no. 02-R0203).  [50 references]
123.  
Pediatric gastroenteritis: hospital admission rate. NQMC:001325
Source(s): AHRQ quality indicators. Guide to prevention quality indicators: hospital admission for ambulatory care sensitive conditions [version 2.1, revision 4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2004 Nov 24. 115 p. (AHRQ Pub; no. 02-R0203).  [50 references]
124.  
Pediatric heart surgery mortality: number of in-hospital deaths in patients undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease per 1,000 patients. NQMC:008108
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Pediatric quality indicators #6: technical specifications. Pediatric heart surgery mortality rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 4 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Pediatric quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 61 p.
125.  
Pediatric heart surgery: mortality rate. NQMC:001465
Source(s): AHRQ quality indicators. Guide to inpatient quality indicators: quality of care in hospitals -- volume, mortality, and utilization [version 2.1, revision 4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2004 Dec 22. 183 p. (AHRQ Pub; no. 02-R0204). 
126.  
Pediatric heart surgery: volume. NQMC:001458
Source(s): AHRQ quality indicators. Guide to inpatient quality indicators: quality of care in hospitals -- volume, mortality, and utilization [version 2.1, revision 4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2004 Dec 22. 183 p. (AHRQ Pub; no. 02-R0204). 
127.  
Pediatric heart surgery: volume. NQMC:008109
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Pediatric quality indicators #7: technical specifications. Pediatric heart surgery volume [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 3 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Pediatric quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 61 p.
128.  
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI): mortality rate. NQMC:008077
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #30: technical specifications. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) mortality rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
129.  
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI): volume. NQMC:008054
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #6: technical specifications. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) volume [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
130.  
Perforated appendix admission rate (area-level): number of patients admitted for perforated appendix per 100 admissions for appendicitis within an area. NQMC:008118
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Pediatric quality indicators #17: technical specifications. Perforated appendix admission rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Pediatric quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 61 p.
131.  
Perforated appendix: hospital admission rate. NQMC:008124
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Prevention quality indicators #2: technical specifications. Perforated appendix admission rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Prevention quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 6 p.
132.  
Pneumonia: mortality rate. NQMC:008067
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Inpatient quality indicators #20: technical specifications. Pneumonia mortality rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
133.  
Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma (area-level): rate per 100,000 population. NQMC:008104
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Patient safety indicators #27: technical specifications. Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
134.  
Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma (provider-level): rate per 1,000 surgical discharges. NQMC:008088
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Patient safety indicators #9: technical specifications. Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Patient safety indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 79 p.
135.  
Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma: rate per 1,000 eligible admissions. NQMC:008110
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Pediatric quality indicators #8: technical specifications. Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 3 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Pediatric quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 61 p.
136.  
Postoperative hip fracture: rate per 1,000 surgical discharges. NQMC:008087
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Patient safety indicators #8: technical specifications. Postoperative hip fracture rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 9 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Patient safety indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 79 p.
137.  
Postoperative physiologic and metabolic derangement: rate per 1,000 elective surgical discharges with an operating room procedure. NQMC:008089
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Patient safety indicators #10: technical specifications. Postoperative physiologic and metabolic derangement rate [version 4.3]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 4 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Patient safety indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 79 p.
138.  
Postoperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis: rate per 1,000 surgical discharges with an operating room procedure. NQMC:008091
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Patient safety indicators #12: technical specifications. Postoperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Patient safety indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 79 p.
139.  
Postoperative respiratory failure: rate per 1,000 elective surgical discharges with an operating room procedure. NQMC:008090
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Patient safety indicators #11: technical specifications. Postoperative respiratory failure rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 4 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Patient safety indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 79 p.
140.  
Postoperative respiratory failure: rate per 1,000 eligible admissions. NQMC:008111
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Pediatric quality indicators #9: technical specifications. Postoperative respiratory failure rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 5 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Pediatric quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 61 p.
141.  
Postoperative sepsis: rate per 1,000 elective surgery discharges with an operating room procedure and a length of stay of 4 days or more. NQMC:008092
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Patient safety indicators #13: technical specifications. Postoperative sepsis rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Patient safety indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 79 p.
142.  
Postoperative sepsis: rate per 1,000 eligible admissions. NQMC:008112
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Pediatric quality indicators #10: technical specifications. Postoperative sepsis rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 14 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Pediatric quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 61 p.
143.  
Postoperative wound dehiscence (area-level): rate of reclosure of abdominal wall per 100,000 population. NQMC:001245
Source(s): AHRQ quality indicators. Guide to patient safety indicators [version 2.1, revision 3]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2005 Jan 17. Various p. (AHRQ Pub; no. 03-R203). 
144.  
Postoperative wound dehiscence (area-level): rate of reclosure of postoperative disruption of abdominal wall per 100,000 population. NQMC:008101
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Patient safety indicators #24: technical specifications. Postoperative wound dehiscence rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Patient safety indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 79 p.
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Postoperative wound dehiscence (provider-level): rate of reclosure of postoperative disruption of abdominal wall per 1,000 cases of abdominopelvic surgery. NQMC:008093
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Patient safety indicators #14: technical specifications. Postoperative wound dehiscence rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 4 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Patient safety indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 79 p.
146.  
Postoperative wound dehiscence: number of abdominopelvic surgery patients with disruption of abdominal wall per 1,000 eligible admissions. NQMC:008113
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Pediatric quality indicators #11: technical specifications. Postoperative wound dehiscence rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 16 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Pediatric quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 61 p.
147.  
Pregnancy and birth: Cesarean section delivery rate. NQMC:000779
Source(s): AHRQ quality indicators. Guide to inpatient quality indicators: quality of care in hospitals -- volume, mortality, and utilization [revision 2]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2003 Sep 4. Various p. (AHRQ Pub; no. 02-R0204). 
148.  
Pregnancy and birth: vaginal birth after Cesarean rate. NQMC:000780
Source(s): AHRQ quality indicators. Guide to inpatient quality indicators: quality of care in hospitals -- volume, mortality, and utilization [revision 2]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2003 Sep 4. Various p. (AHRQ Pub; no. 02-R0204). 
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Pressure ulcer: rate per 1,000 discharges. NQMC:008083
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Patient safety indicators #3: technical specifications. Pressure ulcer rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 3 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Patient safety indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 79 p.
150.  
Pressure ulcer: rate per 1,000 eligible admissions. NQMC:008106
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Pediatric quality indicators #2: technical specifications. Pressure ulcer rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 3 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Pediatric quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 61 p.
151.  
Selected infections due to medical care (area-level): rate per 100,000 population. NQMC:001244
Source(s): AHRQ quality indicators. Guide to patient safety indicators [version 2.1, revision 3]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2005 Jan 17. Various p. (AHRQ Pub; no. 03-R203). 
152.  
Transfusion reaction (area-level): rate per 100,000 population. NQMC:001247
Source(s): AHRQ quality indicators. Guide to patient safety indicators [version 2.1, revision 3]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2005 Jan 17. Various p. (AHRQ Pub; no. 03-R203). 
153.  
Transfusion reaction (area-level): rate per 100,000 population. NQMC:003143
Source(s): AHRQ quality indicators. Guide to patient safety indicators [version 3.1]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2007 Mar 12. 76 p. (AHRQ Pub; no. 03-R203). 
154.  
Transfusion reaction (area-level): rate per 100,000 population. NQMC:008103
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Patient safety indicators #26: technical specifications. Transfusion reaction rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 1 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Patient safety indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 79 p.
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Urinary tract infection (UTI) admission rate (area-level): rate per 100,000 population. NQMC:008119
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Pediatric quality indicators #18: technical specifications. Urinary tract infection admission rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Pediatric quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 61 p.
156.  
Urinary tract infection: hospital admission rate. NQMC:008132
Source(s): AHRQ QI. Prevention quality indicators #12: technical specifications. Urinary tract infection admission rate [version 4.4]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 2 p.
AHRQ quality indicators. Prevention quality indicators: technical specifications [version 4.4]. Appendices. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); 2012 Mar. 6 p.
American Academy of Neurology (4) (Web siteExternal Web Site Policy)
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Epilepsy: percentage of patients with a diagnosis of epilepsy seen for an initial evaluation who had the results of at least one electroencephalogram (EEG) reviewed or requested, or if EEG was not performed previously, then an EEG ordered. NQMC:006897
Source(s): American Academy of Neurology (AAN). Epilepsy physician performance measurement set. St. Paul (MN): American Academy of Neurology (AAN); 2009 Aug 10. 50 p.
Fountain NB, Van Ness PC, Swain-Eng R, Tonn S, Bever CT Jr, American Academy of Neurology Epilepsy Measure Development Panel and the American. Quality improvement in neurology: AAN epilepsy quality measures: Report of the Quality Measurement and Reporting Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. Neurology. 2011 Jan 4;76(1):94-9. PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Epilepsy: percentage of patients with a diagnosis of epilepsy seen for an initial evaluation who had the results of at least one MRI or CT scan reviewed or requested or, if an MRI or CT scan was not obtained previously, then an MRI or CT scan was ordered (MRI preferred). NQMC:006898
Source(s): American Academy of Neurology (AAN). Epilepsy physician performance measurement set. St. Paul (MN): American Academy of Neurology (AAN); 2009 Aug 10. 50 p.
Fountain NB, Van Ness PC, Swain-Eng R, Tonn S, Bever CT Jr, American Academy of Neurology Epilepsy Measure Development Panel and the American. Quality improvement in neurology: AAN epilepsy quality measures: Report of the Quality Measurement and Reporting Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. Neurology. 2011 Jan 4;76(1):94-9. PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Epilepsy: percentage of patients with a diagnosis of intractable epilepsy who were considered for referral for a neurological evaluation of appropriateness for surgical therapy and the consideration was documented in the medical record within the past 3 years. NQMC:006900
Source(s): American Academy of Neurology (AAN). Epilepsy physician performance measurement set. St. Paul (MN): American Academy of Neurology (AAN); 2009 Aug 10. 50 p.
Fountain NB, Van Ness PC, Swain-Eng R, Tonn S, Bever CT Jr, American Academy of Neurology Epilepsy Measure Development Panel and the American. Quality improvement in neurology: AAN epilepsy quality measures: Report of the Quality Measurement and Reporting Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. Neurology. 2011 Jan 4;76(1):94-9. PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Epilepsy: percentage of visits for patients with a diagnosis of epilepsy who were queried and counseled about anti-epileptic drug (AED) side effects and the querying and counseling was documented in the medical record. NQMC:006899
Source(s): American Academy of Neurology (AAN). Epilepsy physician performance measurement set. St. Paul (MN): American Academy of Neurology (AAN); 2009 Aug 10. 50 p.
Fountain NB, Van Ness PC, Swain-Eng R, Tonn S, Bever CT Jr, American Academy of Neurology Epilepsy Measure Development Panel and the American. Quality improvement in neurology: AAN epilepsy quality measures: Report of the Quality Measurement and Reporting Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. Neurology. 2011 Jan 4;76(1):94-9. PubMed External Web Site Policy
American College of Rheumatology (4) (Web siteExternal Web Site Policy)
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Gout: percentage of patients with gout receiving an initial prescription for allopurinol and have significant renal impairment whose initial daily allopurinol dose is less than 300 mg per day. NQMC:003990
Source(s): Mikuls TR, MacLean CH, Olivieri J, Patino F, Allison JJ, Farrar JT, Bilker WB, Saag KG. Quality of care indicators for gout management. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Mar;50(3):937-43. [111 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Gout: percentage of patients with gout started on urate-lowering therapy who have either a history of nephrolithiasis or significant renal insufficiency who are started on a xanthine oxidase inhibitor as the initial urate-lowering medication rather than a uricosuric agent. NQMC:003992
Source(s): Mikuls TR, MacLean CH, Olivieri J, Patino F, Allison JJ, Farrar JT, Bilker WB, Saag KG. Quality of care indicators for gout management. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Mar;50(3):937-43. [111 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Gout: percentage of patients with hyperuricemia and gouty arthritis who are offered treatment with a urate-lowering drug. NQMC:003993
Source(s): Mikuls TR, MacLean CH, Olivieri J, Patino F, Allison JJ, Farrar JT, Bilker WB, Saag KG. Quality of care indicators for gout management. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Mar;50(3):937-43. [111 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Gout: percentage of patients with tophaceous gout who are given an initial prescription for a urate-lowering medication and lack both significant renal impairment and peptic ulcer disease who had a prophylactic anti-inflammatory agent given concomitantly. NQMC:003991
Source(s): Mikuls TR, MacLean CH, Olivieri J, Patino F, Allison JJ, Farrar JT, Bilker WB, Saag KG. Quality of care indicators for gout management. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Mar;50(3):937-43. [111 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy
American Gastroenterological Association Institute (1)
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Hepatitis C: percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of hepatitis C seen for an initial evaluation who had HCV RNA testing ordered or previously performed. NQMC:003162
Source(s): American Gastroenterological Association Institute, Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement®. Hepatitis C physician performance measurement set. Chicago (IL): American Medical Association (AMA); 2010 Sep. 42 p. [4 references]
American Medical Directors Association (54) (Web siteExternal Web Site Policy)
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Heart failure: average time for a patient's ineffective treatment to be modified. NQMC:001389
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: average time taken to respond to a patient's adverse drug reaction. NQMC:001391
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients monitored for adverse drug reactions. NQMC:001390
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients referred to cardiology/hospice/palliative care (after several ineffective modifications and based on patient's advance directive). NQMC:001392
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients where heart failure is diagnosed urgently or emergently (i.e., not on admission or at periodic assessment). NQMC:001380
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients with documentation that appropriate lab monitoring has been ordered. NQMC:001379
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients with documented assessment for heart failure risk factors. NQMC:001382
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients with documented assessment for imaging studies. NQMC:001371
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients with documented assessment for reversible causes of heart failure. NQMC:001383
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients with documented assessment for reversible etiology workup. NQMC:001370
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients with documented assessment for signs, symptoms, and heart failure risk factors at admission. NQMC:001368
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients with documented consideration of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor treatment. NQMC:001374
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients with documented consideration of beta-blocker treatment. NQMC:001375
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients with documented discussions regarding advance directives and/or adherence to the directive. NQMC:001376
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients with documented periodic assessment for peripheral edema and other heart failure risk factors. NQMC:001369
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients with documented periodic monitoring of heart failure symptoms (lung sounds, edema, decreased activity). NQMC:001378
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients with heart failure on angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. NQMC:001397
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients with heart failure on beta-blocker. NQMC:001398
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients with heart failure on diuretic therapy for at least 6 months with electrolyte measures within normal ranges. NQMC:001396
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients with heart failure on diuretic therapy who had electrolyte monitoring within the past 2 months. NQMC:001394
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients with heart failure prescribed a low-sodium diet in the past 6 months. NQMC:001395
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients with heart failure prescribed pharmacologic agents consistent with patient's advance care directive. NQMC:001387
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients with heart failure prescribed pharmacologic agents consistent with severity of heart failure. NQMC:001386
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients with heart failure prescribed pharmacologic agents consistent with type of ventricular dysfunction. NQMC:001385
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients with heart failure readmitted for acute episode of heart failure. NQMC:001400
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients with heart failure receiving nonpharmacologic treatment, such as diet intervention and fluid restriction. NQMC:001373
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients with heart failure sent to emergency room (ER) for acute exacerbation. NQMC:001399
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients with heart failure weighed as per physician's orders. NQMC:001377
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients with heart failure weighed daily. NQMC:001393
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients with heart failure with documented assessment of treatment effectiveness. NQMC:001388
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients with heart failure with fluid volume overload prescribed a loop diuretic. NQMC:001372
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients with medical record documentation for characterization of ventricular dysfunction as systolic or diastolic. NQMC:001384
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients with medical record documentation indicating communication of signs and symptoms of heart failure by direct care team to physician/nurse practitioner/physician assistant. NQMC:001381
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tools for providers and staff to implement clinical practice guidelines [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2003. various p.
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Pain management in the long-term care setting: percentage of patients prescribed narcotics for pain with appropriate bowel management program in place. NQMC:001427
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tool kit for implementation of the clinical practice guideline for pain management [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2004. various p.
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Pain management in the long-term care setting: percentage of patients receiving physical complementary treatments. NQMC:001432
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tool kit for implementation of the clinical practice guideline for pain management [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2004. various p.
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Pain management in the long-term care setting: percentage of patients receiving physical exam to assess for causes of pain. NQMC:001418
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tool kit for implementation of the clinical practice guideline for pain management [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2004. various p.
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Pain management in the long-term care setting: percentage of patients with appropriate treatment for pain. NQMC:001422
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tool kit for implementation of the clinical practice guideline for pain management [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2004. various p.
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Pain management in the long-term care setting: percentage of patients with documented absence of pain symptoms after treatment. NQMC:001431
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tool kit for implementation of the clinical practice guideline for pain management [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2004. various p.
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Pain management in the long-term care setting: percentage of patients with documented cause of pain symptoms. NQMC:001419
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tool kit for implementation of the clinical practice guideline for pain management [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2004. various p.
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Pain management in the long-term care setting: percentage of patients with documented complete assessment of pain covering all pertinent components of pain. NQMC:001417
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tool kit for implementation of the clinical practice guideline for pain management [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2004. various p.
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Pain management in the long-term care setting: percentage of patients with documented reasons for no medical work-up. NQMC:001420
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tool kit for implementation of the clinical practice guideline for pain management [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2004. various p.
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Pain management in the long-term care setting: percentage of patients with orders for not recommended drugs. NQMC:001424
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. We care: tool kit for implementation of the clinical practice guideline for pain management [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2004. various p.
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Pressure ulcers: percentage of patients in facility admitted with a pressure ulcer. NQMC:001409
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. Tool kit for implementation of the clinical practice guidelines for pressure ulcers [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2004. various p.
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Pressure ulcers: percentage of patients in facility who develop pressure ulcers while in the facility. NQMC:001410
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. Tool kit for implementation of the clinical practice guidelines for pressure ulcers [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2004. various p.
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Pressure ulcers: percentage of patients with a pressure ulcer or pressure ulcer risk with documented periodic assessment for specific risk factors. NQMC:001404
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. Tool kit for implementation of the clinical practice guidelines for pressure ulcers [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2004. various p.
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Pressure ulcers: percentage of patients with clinically significant complications. NQMC:001412
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. Tool kit for implementation of the clinical practice guidelines for pressure ulcers [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2004. various p.
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Pressure ulcers: percentage of patients with documented assessment of pressure ulcer using a formal wound staging classification. NQMC:001403
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. Tool kit for implementation of the clinical practice guidelines for pressure ulcers [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2004. various p.
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Pressure ulcers: percentage of patients with documented assessment of risks for possible pressure ulcer development. NQMC:001402
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. Tool kit for implementation of the clinical practice guidelines for pressure ulcers [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2004. various p.
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Pressure ulcers: percentage of patients with documented assessment of skin for breakdown. NQMC:001401
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. Tool kit for implementation of the clinical practice guidelines for pressure ulcers [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2004. various p.
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Pressure ulcers: percentage of patients with pressure ulcers that heal. NQMC:001411
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. Tool kit for implementation of the clinical practice guidelines for pressure ulcers [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2004. various p.
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Pressure ulcers: percentage of patients with pressure ulcers with documented treatment plan for pressure reduction approaches. NQMC:001406
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. Tool kit for implementation of the clinical practice guidelines for pressure ulcers [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2004. various p.
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Pressure ulcers: percentage of patients with pressure ulcers with documented treatment plans citing identified risk factors and co-morbid conditions. NQMC:001405
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. Tool kit for implementation of the clinical practice guidelines for pressure ulcers [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2004. various p.
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Pressure ulcers: percentage of patients with pressure ulcers with necrotic tissue or slough with documented treatment plan for wound debridement. NQMC:001407
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. Tool kit for implementation of the clinical practice guidelines for pressure ulcers [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2004. various p.
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Pressure ulcers: percentage of patients with pressure ulcers with periodic documentation on status of the characteristics of wound (e.g., size, depth, color, induration, odor, discharge). NQMC:001408
Source(s): American Medical Directors Association. Tool kit for implementation of the clinical practice guidelines for pressure ulcers [binder]. Columbia (MD): American Medical Directors Association (AMDA); 2004. various p.
American Podiatric Medical Association (1) (Web siteExternal Web Site Policy)
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Diabetes mellitus: percentage of patients aged 50 years and older with a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus that had an Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) measurement performed during one or more office visits within 12 months. NQMC:004196
Source(s): American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Diabetic foot and ankle care physician performance measurement set. Bethesda (MD): American Podiatric Medical Association, Inc.; 2007 Aug. 11 p.
American Society of Anesthesiologists (1) (Web siteExternal Web Site Policy)
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Anesthesiology and critical care: percentage of ICU patients aged 18 years and older who receive mechanical ventilation and who had an order on the first ventilator day for head of bed elevation (30-45 degrees). NQMC:003480
Source(s): American Society of Anesthesiologists, Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement®. Anesthesiology and critical care physician performance measurement set. Chicago (IL): American Medical Association (AMA); 2008 Oct. 21 p. [5 references]
American Society of Clinical Oncology (5) (Web siteExternal Web Site Policy)
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Oncology: percentage of patients with a diagnosis of cancer receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy with a pathology report in the medical record that confirms malignancy prior to the initiation of therapy. NQMC:003770
Source(s): American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement®. Oncology physician performance measurement set. Chicago (IL): American Medical Association (AMA); 2010 Sep. 47 p. [15 references]
2.  
Oncology: percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of breast, colon, or rectal cancer who are receiving intravenous chemotherapy for whom the planned chemotherapy regimen (which includes, at a minimum: drug[s] prescribed, dose, and duration) is documented prior to the initiation of the new treatment regimen. NQMC:003764
Source(s): American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement®. Oncology physician performance measurement set. Chicago (IL): American Medical Association (AMA); 2010 Sep. 47 p. [15 references]
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Oncology: percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of breast, colon, or rectal cancer who are seen in the ambulatory setting who have a baseline AJCC cancer stage or documentation that the cancer is metastatic in the medical record at least once during the 12 month reporting period. NQMC:003761
Source(s): American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement®. Oncology physician performance measurement set. Chicago (IL): American Medical Association (AMA); 2010 Sep. 47 p. [15 references]
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Oncology: percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of cancer who have completed adjuvant chemotherapy treatment within the 12 month reporting period who: A) have a chemotherapy treatment summary documented in the medical record; AND B) have documentation that the chemotherapy treatment summary was communicated to the patient; AND C) have documentation that the chemotherapy treatment summary was communicated to the physician(s) providing continuing care. NQMC:003765
Source(s): American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement®. Oncology physician performance measurement set. Chicago (IL): American Medical Association (AMA); 2010 Sep. 47 p. [15 references]
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Oncology: percentage of visits for patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of cancer currently receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy who report having pain with a documented plan of care to address pain. NQMC:003769
Source(s): American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement®. Oncology physician performance measurement set. Chicago (IL): American Medical Association (AMA); 2010 Sep. 47 p. [15 references]
American Society of Clinical Oncology/National Comprehensive Cancer Network (7) (Web siteExternal Web Site Policy)
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Breast cancer: percentage of patients for whom combination chemotherapy is considered or administered within 4 months (120 days) of diagnosis for women under 70 with AJCC T1c, or stage II or III hormone receptor negative breast cancer. NQMC:002689
Source(s): ASCO/NCCN quality measures: breast and colorectal cancers. Alexandria (VA): American Society of Clinical Oncology, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Inc.; 2007 Apr. 5 p.
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Breast cancer: percentage of patients for whom radiation therapy is administered within 1 year (365 days) of diagnosis for women under age 70 receiving breast conserving surgery for breast cancer. NQMC:002688
Source(s): ASCO/NCCN quality measures: breast and colorectal cancers. Alexandria (VA): American Society of Clinical Oncology, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Inc.; 2007 Apr. 5 p.
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Breast cancer: percentage of patients for whom tamoxifen or third generation aromatase inhibitor is considered or administered within 1 year (365 days) of diagnosis for women with AJCC T1c or stage II or III hormone receptor positive breast cancer. NQMC:002687
Source(s): ASCO/NCCN quality measures: breast and colorectal cancers. Alexandria (VA): American Society of Clinical Oncology, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Inc.; 2007 Apr. 5 p.
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Colon cancer: percentage of patients for whom adjuvant chemotherapy is considered or administered within 4 months (120 days) of diagnosis for patients under the age of 80 with AJCC stage III (lymph node positive) colon cancer. NQMC:002692
Source(s): ASCO/NCCN quality measures: breast and colorectal cancers. Alexandria (VA): American Society of Clinical Oncology, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Inc.; 2007 Apr. 5 p.
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Colon cancer: percentage of patients for whom at least 12 regional lymph nodes are removed and pathologically examined for resected colon cancer. NQMC:002693
Source(s): ASCO/NCCN quality measures: breast and colorectal cancers. Alexandria (VA): American Society of Clinical Oncology, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Inc.; 2007 Apr. 5 p.
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Rectal cancer: percentage of patients for whom postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy is considered or administered within 9 months (270 days) of diagnosis for patients under the age 80 years with AJCC stage II or stage III rectal cancer. NQMC:002690
Source(s): ASCO/NCCN quality measures: breast and colorectal cancers. Alexandria (VA): American Society of Clinical Oncology, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Inc.; 2007 Apr. 5 p.
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Rectal cancer: percentage of patients for whom radiation therapy is considered or administered within 6 months (180 days) of diagnosis for patients under the age of 80 with clinical or pathologic AJCC T4N0M0 or stage III receiving surgical resection for rectal cancer. NQMC:002691
Source(s): ASCO/NCCN quality measures: breast and colorectal cancers. Alexandria (VA): American Society of Clinical Oncology, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Inc.; 2007 Apr. 5 p.
American Society of Hematology (2) (Web siteExternal Web Site Policy)
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Hematology: percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or an acute leukemia who had baseline cytogenetic testing performed on bone marrow. NQMC:003158
Source(s): American Society of Hematology, Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement®. Hematology physician performance measurement set. Chicago (IL): American Medical Association (AMA); 2010 Sep. 22 p. [10 references]
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Hematology: percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) who are receiving erythropoietin therapy with documentation of iron stores prior to initiating erythropoietin therapy. NQMC:003159
Source(s): American Society of Hematology, Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement®. Hematology physician performance measurement set. Chicago (IL): American Medical Association (AMA); 2010 Sep. 22 p. [10 references]
Anderson, Roger T., PhD, Medical Quality Enhancement Corporation (2)
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Patients' satisfaction with care: patients' overall rating of their physician. NQMC:005240
Source(s): Camacho FT, Feldman SR, Balkrishnan R, Kong MC, Anderson RT. Validation and reliability of 2 specialty care satisfaction scales. Am J Med Qual. 2009 Jan-Feb;24(1):12-8. PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Patients' satisfaction with care: patients' overall rating of their physician's office. NQMC:005241
Source(s): Camacho FT, Feldman SR, Balkrishnan R, Kong MC, Anderson RT. Validation and reliability of 2 specialty care satisfaction scales. Am J Med Qual. 2009 Jan-Feb;24(1):12-8. PubMed External Web Site Policy
Arthritis Foundation (51) (Web siteExternal Web Site Policy)
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Acetaminophen use: percentage of patients prescribed acetaminophen who have risk factors for liver disease AND the percentage of patients treated with high-dose (greater than or equal to 4 gm/day) acetaminophen who are advised of the associated risk of liver toxicity. NQMC:002170
Source(s): MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
Saag KG, Olivieri JJ, Patino F, Mikuls TR, Allison JJ, MacLean CH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set for analgesics. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Jun 15;51(3):337-49. [89 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2)-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use: percentage of patients treated with a COX-2-selective NSAID who are taking low-dose aspirin daily and have risk factors for GI bleeding who are treated concomitantly with either misoprostol or a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). NQMC:002172
Source(s): MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
Saag KG, Olivieri JJ, Patino F, Mikuls TR, Allison JJ, MacLean CH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set for analgesics. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Jun 15;51(3):337-49. [89 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Low-dose aspirin use: percentage of patients treated with a low-dose aspirin daily who have 2 or more risk factors for GI bleeding who are treated concomitantly with either misoprostol or proton pump inhibitor (PPI). NQMC:002173
Source(s): MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
Saag KG, Olivieri JJ, Patino F, Mikuls TR, Allison JJ, MacLean CH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set for analgesics. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Jun 15;51(3):337-49. [89 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Low-dose aspirin: percentage of patients prescribed low-dose aspirin (less than or equal to 325 mg/day) who are advised of the associated GI bleeding risks. NQMC:002169
Source(s): MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
Saag KG, Olivieri JJ, Patino F, Mikuls TR, Allison JJ, MacLean CH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set for analgesics. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Jun 15;51(3):337-49. [89 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): percentage of patients treated with a non-selective NSAID who have risk factors for GI bleeding and who are treated concomitantly with either misoprostol or a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). NQMC:002171
Source(s): MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
Saag KG, Olivieri JJ, Patino F, Mikuls TR, Allison JJ, MacLean CH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set for analgesics. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Jun 15;51(3):337-49. [89 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) selection: percentage of patients who are NOT treated with a low-dose aspirin, have risk factors for GI bleeding and are prescribed an NSAID who receive either a non-selective NSAID plus a gastroprotective agent (proton pump inhibitor [PPI] or misoprostol) or a COX-2-selective NSAID. NQMC:002174
Source(s): MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
Saag KG, Olivieri JJ, Patino F, Mikuls TR, Allison JJ, MacLean CH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set for analgesics. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Jun 15;51(3):337-49. [89 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) selection: percentage of patients who take coumadin and are prescribed an NSAID who receive either a cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2)-selective NSAID or a nonacetylated salicylate. NQMC:002175
Source(s): MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
Saag KG, Olivieri JJ, Patino F, Mikuls TR, Allison JJ, MacLean CH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set for analgesics. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Jun 15;51(3):337-49. [89 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): percentage of patients prescribed an NSAID (non selective or selective) who are advised of the associated GI bleeding and renal risks with the GI risks documented. NQMC:002168
Source(s): MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
Saag KG, Olivieri JJ, Patino F, Mikuls TR, Allison JJ, MacLean CH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set for analgesics. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Jun 15;51(3):337-49. [89 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Osteoarthritis: percentage of overweight patients (as defined by body mass index of greater than or equal to 27 kg/m2) who are advised to lose weight annually to prevent incident knee or hip osteoarthritis. NQMC:002159
Source(s): MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
Pencharz JN, MacLean CH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's Quality Indicator set for osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Aug 15;51(4):538-48. [108 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Osteoarthritis: percentage of patients beginning drug treatment for "joint pain," "arthritis," or "arthralgia" for whom there is documentation that the affected joint was examined. NQMC:002154
Source(s): MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
Pencharz JN, MacLean CH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's Quality Indicator set for osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Aug 15;51(4):538-48. [108 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Osteoarthritis: percentage of patients with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis and reporting difficulties with non-ambulatory activities of daily living whose functional ability with problem tasks are assessed for need of non-ambulatory assistive devices to aid with problem tasks. NQMC:002163
Source(s): MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
Pencharz JN, MacLean CH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's Quality Indicator set for osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Aug 15;51(4):538-48. [108 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Osteoarthritis: percentage of patients with a diagnosis of symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee or hip and reporting difficulty walking to accomplish activities of daily living for greater than 3 months whose walking ability is assessed for need of ambulatory assistive devices. NQMC:002162
Source(s): MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
Pencharz JN, MacLean CH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's Quality Indicator set for osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Aug 15;51(4):538-48. [108 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Osteoarthritis: percentage of patients with a diagnosis of symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee or hip for greater than 3 months who are prescribed an exercise program. NQMC:002158
Source(s): MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
Pencharz JN, MacLean CH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's Quality Indicator set for osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Aug 15;51(4):538-48. [108 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Osteoarthritis: percentage of patients with a diagnosis of symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee or hip for greater than 3 months who receive or who are recommended patient education. NQMC:002157
Source(s): MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
Pencharz JN, MacLean CH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's Quality Indicator set for osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Aug 15;51(4):538-48. [108 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Osteoarthritis: percentage of patients with a diagnosis of symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee or hip with an initial and annual functional assessment. NQMC:002155
Source(s): MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
Pencharz JN, MacLean CH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's Quality Indicator set for osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Aug 15;51(4):538-48. [108 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Osteoarthritis: percentage of patients with a diagnosis of symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee or hip with an initial and annual pain assessment. NQMC:002156
Source(s): MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
Pencharz JN, MacLean CH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's Quality Indicator set for osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Aug 15;51(4):538-48. [108 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Osteoarthritis: percentage of patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis and worsening complaints accompanied by a progressive decrease in activities and no previous radiographs during the preceding 3 months for whom a knee or hip radiograph is performed within 3 months. NQMC:002167
Source(s): MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
Pencharz JN, MacLean CH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's Quality Indicator set for osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Aug 15;51(4):538-48. [108 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Osteoarthritis: percentage of patients with osteoarthritis for whom oral pharmacologic therapy is changed from acetaminophen to a different oral agent with evidence that they have had a trial of maximum-dose acetaminophen (suitable for age and comorbidities). NQMC:002165
Source(s): MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
Pencharz JN, MacLean CH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's Quality Indicator set for osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Aug 15;51(4):538-48. [108 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Osteoarthritis: percentage of patients with osteoarthritis pain of mild or moderate severity for whom acetaminophen is the first drug used for initial nonnarcotic pharmacologic therapy to aid with problem tasks. NQMC:002164
Source(s): MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
Pencharz JN, MacLean CH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's Quality Indicator set for osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Aug 15;51(4):538-48. [108 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Osteoarthritis: percentage of patients with severe symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee or hip who have failed to respond to nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapy who are referred to an orthopedic surgeon. NQMC:002166
Source(s): MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
Pencharz JN, MacLean CH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's Quality Indicator set for osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Aug 15;51(4):538-48. [108 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Osteoarthritis: percentage of patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee or hip and who are overweight (as defined by body mass index of greater than or equal to 27 kg/m2) and who are advised to lose weight to reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis. NQMC:002160
Source(s): MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
Pencharz JN, MacLean CH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's Quality Indicator set for osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Aug 15;51(4):538-48. [108 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Osteoarthritis: percentage of patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee or hip and who have been overweight (as defined by body mass index of greater than or equal to 27 kg/m2) for more than 3 years who are referred to a weight loss program. NQMC:002161
Source(s): MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
Pencharz JN, MacLean CH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's Quality Indicator set for osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Aug 15;51(4):538-48. [108 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Rheumatoid arthritis: percentage of female patients of childbearing age who are newly started on any of the following disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs): methotrexate, cyclophosphamide, azathioprine, sulfasalazine, chlorambucil, D-penicillamine, hydroxychloroquine, gold, etanercept, infliximab, leflunomide for whom a discussion with the patient about the teratogenic risks of these drugs and about contraception is documented. NQMC:002200
Source(s): Khanna D, Arnold EL, Pencharz JN, Grossman JM, Traina SB, Lal A, MacLean CH. Measuring process of arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set for rheumatoid arthritis. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2006;35:211-37.
MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Rheumatoid arthritis: percentage of patients being treated with methotrexate (MTX) who have elevations in serum transaminase levels above two times the upper range of normal for the laboratory two or more times over a three month period for whom non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) or MTX dose reduction or discontinuation is documented within one month of the second abnormal laboratory result. NQMC:002197
Source(s): Khanna D, Arnold EL, Pencharz JN, Grossman JM, Traina SB, Lal A, MacLean CH. Measuring process of arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set for rheumatoid arthritis. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2006;35:211-37.
MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Rheumatoid arthritis: percentage of patients being treated with methotrexate for whom folate supplementation is given. NQMC:002185
Source(s): Khanna D, Arnold EL, Pencharz JN, Grossman JM, Traina SB, Lal A, MacLean CH. Measuring process of arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set for rheumatoid arthritis. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2006;35:211-37.
MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Rheumatoid arthritis: percentage of patients in the third trimester of pregnancy for whom non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (selective and non-selective) and aspirin are not used. NQMC:002202
Source(s): Khanna D, Arnold EL, Pencharz JN, Grossman JM, Traina SB, Lal A, MacLean CH. Measuring process of arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set for rheumatoid arthritis. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2006;35:211-37.
MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Rheumatoid arthritis: percentage of patients newly prescribed acetaminophen for whom the risk versus benefits of this drug are discussed. NQMC:002199
Source(s): Khanna D, Arnold EL, Pencharz JN, Grossman JM, Traina SB, Lal A, MacLean CH. Measuring process of arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set for rheumatoid arthritis. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2006;35:211-37.
MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Rheumatoid arthritis: percentage of patients newly prescribed any of the following drugs: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (selective or non-selective), disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), glucocorticoids, or narcotics for whom a discussion with the patient about the risks versus benefits of the chosen therapy is documented. NQMC:002198
Source(s): Khanna D, Arnold EL, Pencharz JN, Grossman JM, Traina SB, Lal A, MacLean CH. Measuring process of arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set for rheumatoid arthritis. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2006;35:211-37.
MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Rheumatoid arthritis: percentage of patients on immunosuppressive therapy for whom there is evidence that the following vaccines have been given: influenza (annually), pneumococcal, meningococcal, haemophilus B, hepatitis B, and tetanus. NQMC:002204
Source(s): Khanna D, Arnold EL, Pencharz JN, Grossman JM, Traina SB, Lal A, MacLean CH. Measuring process of arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set for rheumatoid arthritis. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2006;35:211-37.
MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Rheumatoid arthritis: percentage of patients receiving greater than or equal to 10 mg per day of prednisone (or equivalent) for greater than six months with no documentation of worsening disease for whom there is documentation at some point during the treatment course that a steroid taper was attempted or a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) dose was increased. NQMC:002188
Source(s): Khanna D, Arnold EL, Pencharz JN, Grossman JM, Traina SB, Lal A, MacLean CH. Measuring process of arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set for rheumatoid arthritis. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2006;35:211-37.
MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Rheumatoid arthritis: percentage of patients receiving immunosuppressants and/or steroid therapy (greater than 10 mg per day prednisone equivalent for greater than two weeks) for whom live/oral polio, live typhoid, yellow fever, measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine are not used. NQMC:002203
Source(s): Khanna D, Arnold EL, Pencharz JN, Grossman JM, Traina SB, Lal A, MacLean CH. Measuring process of arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set for rheumatoid arthritis. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2006;35:211-37.
MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Rheumatoid arthritis: percentage of patients referred to a physician for a new diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis who are seen by the physician within 3 months. NQMC:002178
Source(s): Khanna D, Arnold EL, Pencharz JN, Grossman JM, Traina SB, Lal A, MacLean CH. Measuring process of arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set for rheumatoid arthritis. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2006;35:211-37.
MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Rheumatoid arthritis: percentage of patients with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) for whom baseline x-rays of the hands or feet are performed within 3 months of the initial diagnosis and every 3 years. NQMC:002181
Source(s): Khanna D, Arnold EL, Pencharz JN, Grossman JM, Traina SB, Lal A, MacLean CH. Measuring process of arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set for rheumatoid arthritis. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2006;35:211-37.
MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Rheumatoid arthritis: percentage of patients with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis for whom each of the following are documented within 3 months of diagnosis and at appropriate time intervals thereafter: a joint examination of three or more joint areas, functional status, disease activity (presence/absence of synovitis), acute phase reactant (defined by erythrocyte sedimentation rate [ESR] or C-reactive protein [CRP]) and pain (by visual analog scale [VAS] or other mechanism). NQMC:002179
Source(s): Khanna D, Arnold EL, Pencharz JN, Grossman JM, Traina SB, Lal A, MacLean CH. Measuring process of arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set for rheumatoid arthritis. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2006;35:211-37.
MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Rheumatoid arthritis: percentage of patients with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis reporting having difficulties performing tasks involving use of their hands and wrists either because of stiffness or pain for whom functional ability with their hands and wrists is assessed for need of hand or wrist splints (orthoses). NQMC:002192
Source(s): Khanna D, Arnold EL, Pencharz JN, Grossman JM, Traina SB, Lal A, MacLean CH. Measuring process of arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set for rheumatoid arthritis. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2006;35:211-37.
MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Rheumatoid arthritis: percentage of patients with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis reporting having difficulties with activities of daily living either because of stiffness or pain for whom functional ability with the compliant tasks is assessed for need of assistive devices to aid with compliant tasks. NQMC:002191
Source(s): Khanna D, Arnold EL, Pencharz JN, Grossman JM, Traina SB, Lal A, MacLean CH. Measuring process of arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set for rheumatoid arthritis. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2006;35:211-37.
MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Rheumatoid arthritis: percentage of patients with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis reporting having difficulty with walking either because of stiffness, pain or instability for whom walking ability is assessed for need for ambulatory assistive devices including a cane, insoles, and orthotics. NQMC:002190
Source(s): Khanna D, Arnold EL, Pencharz JN, Grossman JM, Traina SB, Lal A, MacLean CH. Measuring process of arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set for rheumatoid arthritis. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2006;35:211-37.
MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for developing the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Apr 15;51(2):193-202. PubMed External Web Site Policy
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Rheumatoid arthritis: percentage of patients with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, no contraindications to exercise and who are physically and mentally able to exercise for whom a directed or supervised muscle strengthening or aerobic exercise program has been prescribed at least once and reviewed at least once per year. NQMC:002189
Source(s): Khanna D, Arnold EL, Pencharz JN, Grossman JM, Traina SB, Lal A, MacLean CH. Measuring process of arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set for rheumatoid arthritis. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2006;35:211-37.
MacLean CH, Saag KG, Solomon DH, Morton SC, Sampsel S, Klippel JH. Measuring quality in arthritis care: methods for deve