Term: Diagnostic Quality Indicators (QIs)

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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