Table 5

Users of AHRQ QIs

Type of Use
Type of OrganizationPublic ReportingQuality Improvement/BenchmarkingPay-for-PerformanceResearchOther/UnknownTotal
Business group22
Consulting firm22
Employer11
Federal Government111921
Health plan11349
Hospital association18211
Hospital or hospital network231915
Integrated delivery system279
Other2417
Research organization14116
State or local government1225221
Total202344324114

Source: Hussey PS, Mattke S, Morse L, et al. Evalutation of the Use of AHRQ and other quality indicators. Santa Monica, CA: Rand Health; October 2006.

From: Chapter 45, AHRQ Quality Indicators

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