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Prevention Quality Indicators

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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 surrounding area. There are 4 sets of QIs shown in this visualization. Prevention Quality Indicators (PQIs) offer insight into a critical area of health care quality-hospitalizations that may be preventable with adequate preventive care. These hospital admissions for conditions often referred to as ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSCs), can potentially be reduced with the timely and effective use of primary care. This report analyzes the 2016 Texas Hospital Inpatient Discharge Data for ACSCs and presents information that focuses on assessing the effectiveness of this care.

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 PQIs include both adult indicators (age 18 and older) and pediatric indicators (under age 18). Rates are not calculated for counties with fewer than 5 cases.

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)

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