Table 6 Agreement between quality improvement (QI) maturity index classification and assessments of independent surveyors*
Evaluator scaleLeast mature n (%)Most mature n (%)
Least developed QI11 (84.6)2 (15.4)
18 (85.7)3 (14.3)
Intermediate13 (46.4)15 (53.6)
10 (25.0)30 (75.0)
Most developed QI06 (100)
Total52 (48.1)56 (51.9)
  • *In general, two surveyors audited each hospital. Their responses were included independently in the analysis (either both gave the same response, or each gave a different one). Some hospitals were audited by only one surveyor, and not all of them provided a maturity rating.