Initial Core Children’s Health Care Quality Measures

Posted on: April 4, 2012

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A medical home is an approach to providing primary care that is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective.  In a medical home, the primary care team develops a trusting relationship with the family and works as a partner to assure that all of the child’s needs are met.

Through its medical home initiatives, ICAAP works with individual physicians, primary care practices, and community and state agencies to support the dissemination and implementation of the medical home model, with a focus on improving services for children with special health care needs.

Key tools and resources providing information and recommendations about the child health measures are linked below.

Frequency of Ongoing of Prenatal Care/Timeliness of Prenatal Care

Institute for Systems Clinical Improvement: Health Care Guideline: Routine Prenatal Care

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: Health Plan Prenatal Clinical Practice Guideline

Percentage of Live Births Weighing Less Than 2500 Grams

March of Dimes: Preterm Labor Assessment Toolkit

March of Dimes: Preterm Labor – Prevention and Nursing Management

Cesarean Rate

American Academy of Family Physicians: Position Paper – Cesarean Delivery in Family Medicine

American College of Gynecologists: Cesarean FAQs

Childhood and Adolescent Immunizations

AAP: Online Course on Immunization Rates

AAP Policy Statement: Recommendations for Use of TDAP Vaccine

AAP Policy Statement: Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Vaccination Schedules (2012)

Illinois Department of Public Health: Parents Guide to Immunizations

Weight Assessment and Body Mass Index for Children/Adolescents

AAP Expert Committee Recommendations Regarding the Prevention, Assessment and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity: Summary and Report

US Preventive Services Task Force Statement: Screening for Obesity in Children and Adolescents

Health Team Works: Childhood Obesity Guideline

Developmental Screening in the First Three Years of Life

CDC: Monitoring for Developmental Disabilities

CDC: Developmental Monitoring and Screening for Health Professionals

American Board of Pediatrics: Performance Improvement Modules – Developmental Screening

ICAAP: Enhancing Developmentally Oriented Primary Care

Chlamydia Screening

American Board of Pediatrics: Performance Improvement Modules – Chlamydia Screening

California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center: Chlamydia Course

Well-Child Visits

AAP Bright Futures: Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care

Total Eligibles Who Received Preventive Dental Services/Dental Treatment Services

AAP: Preventive Oral Health Interventions for Pediatricians

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: Guideline on Adolescent Oral Health Care

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: Guideline on Periodicity of Examination, Preventive Dental Services, Anticipatory Guidance/Counseling, and Oral Treatment for Infants, Children, and Adolescents

Child and Adolescent Access to Primary Care Practitioners

Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Improve Primary Care Access

Safety Net Medical Home Initiative: Enhanced Access – Providing the Care Patients Need, When They Need It

HRSA: Recommendations to Improving Access to Pediatric Subspecialty Care Through the Medical Home

Appropriate Testing for Children with Pharyngitis

American Academy of Family Physicians: Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines – Pharyngitis

American Academy of Family Physicians: Diagnosis and Treatment of Streptococcal Pharyngitis 

Otitis Media with Effusion

AAP Online Course: Acute and Chronic Otitis Media

AAP Clinical Practice Guideline: Diagnosis and Management of Acute Otitis Media

Ambulatory Care: Emergency Department Visits

AAP: Overcrowding Crisis in our Nation’s Emergency Departments: Is Our Safety Net Unraveling

AAP: Access to Optimal Emergency Care for Children

Annual Number of Asthma Patients

Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center: Clinical Practice Guideline: Asthma Care in the Emergency Department

American Board of Pediatrics: Practice Improvement Modules – Asthma

Pediatric Central-Line Associated Blood Stream Infections

CDC: Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections, 2011

Follow-Up Care for Children Prescribed ADHD Medication

AAP Clinical Practice Guideline: Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents

American Board of Pediatrics: Practice Improvement Modules – ADHD

Annual Pediatric Hemoglobin A1C Testing

American Diabetes Association: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes