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Inpatient Quality Indicators

Data Source: Texas Health Care Information Council (THCIC)

Data Description

The Quality Indicators (QIs) are a set of indicators that provide a perspective of the quality of care in hospitals and the surrounding area. The Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQIs) provide a perspective on hospital quality of care using hospital administrative inpatient claims data.

The volume measures report the number of times the procedure is performed in the hospital.

The mortality indicators report the percentage of patients who died in the hospital after undergoing a specific type of surgery.

The utilization indicators reflect the use of certain procedures about which questions have been raised about overuse or underuse.

Important Note

Starting 2015, a significant change in coding systems occurred. Federal requirements necessitated the change in coding systems, from the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS). The change occurred on October 1, 2015. The change will make the data difficult to utilize and compare between 2016 data and between QI reports from previous years. 2016 measures are not risk-adjusted due to this being the first year of data using the ICD-10-CM/PCS codes.

Measure Information

Data on IQIs include only hospital patients 18 years and older. Rates are not calculated for hospitals with fewer than 30 cases. Diagnosis must be Present on Admission (POA) to be included in calculations. POA exempt hospitals are excluded from the tables above.

Hospital Comments

THCIC did not receive any comments from hospitals for year 2016 QI reports.

Related Links

Definitions and additional information on specific IQIs - THCIC

Definitions and additional information on specific PSIs � THCIC

Definitions and additional information on specific PDIs � THCIC

Definitions and additional information on specific PQIs � THCIC

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) � AHRQ

POA documentation - Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)

Additional Information

Texas Health Care Information Collection (THCIC)

For more information or data requests, please email THCICHelp@dshs.texas.gov.