Trends in the inpatient quality indicators: the Veterans Health Administration experience.


BACKGROUND The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQIs), which include in-hospital mortality and utilization rates, have received little attention in the Veterans Health Administration (VA), despite extensive private sector use for quality improvement. OBJECTIVES We examined the following: the feasibility of applying… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0b013e3181e419e3


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