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AHRQ Pediatric Quality Indicators

Item #Our Brief DescriptionOur CategoryOur Code
1 % select ped surgeries encountering technical difficulties children pdi01
2 % ped inpats developing in-hosp pressure ulcer (AHRQ) children pdi02
3 % ped surg when foreign body was unintentionally left children pdi03
4 % neonates w/ pneumothorax resulting from medical care children pdi04
5 % ped pats w/ pneumothorax resulting from medical care children pdi05
6 % pediatric heart surgery patients who die children pdi06
7 # pediatric heart surgical procedures (AHRQ defn.) children pdi07
8 % pediatric surgeries w/ postoperative bleeding children pdi08
9 % pediatric surgeries w/ postoperative respiratory failure children pdi09
10 % pediatric surgeries w/ postoperative sepsis children pdi10
11 % pediatric abdominal surgeries w/ postop wound dehiscence children pdi11
12 % ped inpats with possible infection due to IV lines children pdi12
13 % ped inpats with a blood transfusion reaction children pdi13
14 % ped pats admitted with asthma children pdi14
15 % ped pats admitted w/ diabetes short-term complications children pdi15
16 % pediatric patients admitted with gastroenteritis children pdi16
17 % pediatric patients admitted with perforated appendix children pdi17
18 % pediatric patients admitted with urinary tract infections children pdi18


  • Some indicators appear on more than one list.
  • Area rates apply to geographic areas, not to hospitals.
  • The Kentucky rates in our report are area rates.

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