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Term: Diagnostic Quality Indicators (QIs)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-02-23


Diagnostic QIs were assessed by counting how frequently select ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes appeared in the administrative healthcare data during an ambulatory care physician visits and/or a hospital admission. The six Diagnostic QIs include: hip fractures, non-hip fractures, accidental falls, skin ulcers, respiratory infections, and fluid and electrolyte imbalances. See glosssary term Quality Indicators (QIs).

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  • Doupe M, Brownell M, Kozyrskyj A, Dik N, Burchill C, Dahl M, Chateau D, De Coster C, Hinds A, Bodnarchuk J. Using Administrative Data to Develop Indicators of Quality Care in Personal Care Homes. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2006. [Report] [Summary] [Additional Materials] (View)

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