The IQIP comprises sets of performance indicators for four different pattern
care settings: acute care, psychiatric care, long term care, and home care.
Each indicator set has numerous measures for which a facility can submit data
and receive comparative feedback. Participants can use any or all of the
measures in an indicator set without affecting their participation fees
(provided the organization is registered to use the indicator set to which the
measures belong). Decisions regarding which measures to use are made by the
participating facility and depend upon each facility's performance measurement
and improvement priorities - some facilities may elect to report data for all
the measures in a particular indicator set, while others may select a subset of
measures. It is common for new participants to select a handful of measures for
the first few reporting periods, then add more measures as the facility gains
experience in the IQIP and the data collection process.
Participants receive detailed training implementation manuals for each indicator
set in which they are registered. The implementation manuals contain indicator
rationale statements, inclusions and exclusions, data collection worksheets,
and suggested data sources.
The IQIP employs a very strict method for researching and testing new measures
prior to implementation. This method includes extensive literature searches,
expert panel involvement in developing definitions, and rigorous pilot tests
among an appropriate group of health care providers. A critical component of
the pilot testing process hinges on obtaining feedback from pilot sites. Our
research department welcomes inquiries about development methodology and future
plans for indicator development.
Click below to download files containing up-to-date lists of measures:
Acute Care Indicators
(including Ambulatory indicators)
Psychiatric Care Indicators
(both adult and adolescent units)
Long Term Care Indicators
Home Care Indicators
List of all measures