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NQF Voluntary Consensus standards for Hospital Care

National Quality Forum (NQF) Consensus Standards for Hospital Care (HC)

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1 % heart attack patients given aspirin at arrival heart attack ami1
2 % heart attack patients given aspirin at discharge heart attack ami2
3 % heart attack patients given beta blocker at arrival heart attack ami6
4 % heart attack patients given beta blocker at discharge heart attack ami5
5 % heart attack patients who die (JCAHO risk-adjusted) heart attack ami9
6 % heart attack patients with LVSD given ACEI or ARB heart attack ami3
7 % heart attack / PCI patients treated w/in 120 minutes heart attack ami8a
8 % heart attack patients given thrombolytic w/in 30 min heart attack ami7a
9 # percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs; AHRQ) cardiovascular procedures iqi06
10 % PCI inpatients who die (risk-adjusted) cardiovascular procedures iqi30
11 % heart bypass surgeries using internal mammary artery cardiovascular procedures crds06
12 # heart bypass (only) surgical procedures per year cardiovascular procedures crds02a
12 # coronary artery bypass grafts (CABGs; AHRQ defn.) cardiovascular procedures iqi05
13 % heart bypass patients with inpatient death cardiovascular procedures crds16
13 % heart bypass patients with operative death (adj) cardiovascular procedures crds17
13 % heart bypass patients who die (AHRQ risk-adj.) cardiovascular procedures iqi12
14 % heart failure inpatients with LVF assessment heart failure hf2
15 % heart failure inpatients given discharge instructions heart failure hf1
16 % heart failure inpats prescribed ACEI/ARB at discharge heart failure hf3
17 /1,000 cath-days, cath-assoc. UTIs, Pediatric ICU pats. children ic01c
17 /1,000 cath-days, cath-assoc. UTIs, Med-Surg ICU pats. infection control ic01a
17 /1,000 cath-days, cath-assoc. UTIs, Card-Thor ICU pats. infection control ic01b
18 /1,000 line-days, cath-assoc. BSIs, Pediatric ICU pats. children ic02c
18 /1000 line-days, cath-assoc. BSIs, NICU pats. <=750 g children ic02d0
18 /1000 line-days, cath-assoc. BSIs, NICU pats. 751-1000 g children ic02d1
18 /1000 line-days, cath-assoc BSI, NICU pats. 1001-1500 g children ic02e
18 /1000 line-days, cath-assoc BSI, NICU pats. 1501-2500 g children ic02f
18 /1000 line-days, cath-assoc. BSIs, NICU pats. 2500+ g children ic02g
18 /1,000 line-days, cath-assoc. BSIs, Med-Surg ICU pats. infection control ic02a
18 /1,000 line-days, cath-assoc. BSIs, Card-Thor ICU pats. infection control ic02b
19 /1000 vent-days, vent-assoc. pneum, Pediatric ICU pats. children ic03c
19 /1000 vent-days, vent-assoc. pneum, NICU pats. <=750 g children ic03d0
19 /1000 vent-days, vent-assoc. pneum, NICU pats. 751-1000 g children ic03d1
19 /1000 vent-days, vent-assc pneum, NICU pts. 1001-1500 g children ic03e
19 /1000 vent-days, vent-assc pneum, NICU pts. 1501-2500 g children ic03f
19 /1000 vent-days, vent-assoc. pneum, NICU pats. 2500+ g children ic03g
19 /1,000 vent-days, vent-assoc. pneum, Med-Surg ICU pats. infection control ic03a
19 /1,000 vent-days, vent-assoc. pneum, Card-Thor ICU pts. infection control ic03b
20 /1,000 inpt. days, patient falls, Critical Care areas patient safety nsi03a
20 /1,000 inpt. days, patient falls, Step Down areas patient safety nsi03b
20 /1,000 inpt. days, patient falls, Med-Surg areas patient safety nsi03c
21 % pediatric asthma inpatients given relievers, age 0-17 children ped1
21 % pediatric asthma inpatients given relievers, age 0-2 children ped1a
21 % pediatric asthma inpatients given relievers, age 3-5 children ped1b
21 % pediatric asthma inpatients given relievers, age 6-17 children ped1c
22 % ped asthma inpts. given systemic c'steroids, age 0-17 children ped2
22 % ped asthma inpts. given systemic c'steroids, age 0-2 children ped2a
22 % ped asthma inpts. given systemic c'steroids, age 3-5 children ped2b
22 % ped asthma inpts. given systemic c'steroids, age 6-17 children ped2c
23 % neonatal inpatients given neonatal immunization children ped3
24 % pneumonia inpatients given an oxygenation assessment pneumonia pn1
25 % pneumonia inpatients given recommended antibiotic pneumonia pn6
26 % pneumonia inpat ED blood cultures before 1st antibiotic pneumonia pn3b
27 % pneumonia inpts screened or vaccinated for influenza pneumonia pn7
28 % pneumonia inpatients given pneumococcal vaccination pneumonia pn2
29 % pneumonia inpts given antibiotic w/in 4hrs of arrival pneumonia pn5b
30 % deliveries, vaginal birth after cesarean - uncomplic. childbirth iqi22
30 % deliveries, vaginal birth after cesarean - all childbirth iqi34
31 Area rate: Postop hemorrhage or hematoma area rate psi27
32 % neonate inpts who die w/in 28 days of birth; risk-adj childbirth pr2
33 % deliveries that are the mother's first C-section childbirth iqi33
34 % heart attack smoking pats. given smoking counseling heart attack ami4
35 % heart failure smoking pats. given smoking counseling heart failure hf4
36 % pneumonia inpatients given smoking counseling pneumonia pn4
37 % select surg. patients given preop. antibiotic on time surgery sip1
38 % select surg. patients given recom. preop. antibiotic surgery sip2
39 % select surg. pats. w/antibiotic discontinued on time surgery sip3
40 heart attack pts who die of any cause w/in 30 days heart attack amimort
41 heart failure pts who die of any cause w/in 30 days heart failure hfmort

NOTES:

  • 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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