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Two key outcomes for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) are lung function (also known as FEV1) and body mass index (BMI). The charts below help illustrate our focus on quality improvement and its impact on outcomes. The graphs show our rates, national averages and the 10 best performing US centers using statistics from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation National Patient Registry.
At the Cincinnati Children’s Cystic Fibrosis Center, we work closely with our patients and families and view them as integral members of the care team. This partnership helps to inform patients’ individual treatment plans as well as our improvement priorities.
Highlighted below are recent quality improvement initiatives and areas of outcomes research:
Cincinnati Children’s CF Center is a recipient of the 2011 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Quality Care Award: Recognizing Outstanding QI Processes and Accomplishments. Cincinnati Children’s was among 11 centers, out of 32, selected to receive the award.
The criteria set forth for the award is sustained quality improvement work that improved outcomes and includes the following performance standards:
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