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AHRQ - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

  • The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Quality Indicators (QIs) are measures of health care quality that make use of readily available hospital inpatient administrative data.http://www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov/

Hospital Compare

  • A quality tool for adults, including people with Medicare
  • This tool provides you with information on how well the hospitals in your area care for all their adult patients with certain medical conditions.  This information will help you compare the quality of hospitals provided.  Hospital Compare was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and organizations that represent hospitals, doctors, employers, accrediting organizations, other Federal agencies and the public.  http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/

IHI - Institute for Healthcare Improvement

  • The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is a non-for-profit organization leading the improvement of health care throughout the world.  http://www.ihi.org/IHI/

NQF - National Quality Forum

  • The National Quality Forum is a private, not-for-profit membership organization created to develop and implement a national strategy for healthcare quality measurement and reporting. http://www.qualityforum.org