Why this measure is important:
- This measure assesses how consistently we provide evidenced-based care for a variety of common pediatric conditions for patients cared for in our hospital and emergency departments. Using evidence-based care is important because this means the treatments have been proven to work for the specific condition or illness.
How we measure this outcome:
- This measure is calculated as the percent of times that evidence-based care is provided for specific conditions during each inpatient stay or emergency department visit. This includes all non-Intensive Care Unit inpatients and Emergency Department patients who meet eligibility criteria for the following evidence-based care guidelines: Asthma, Bronchiolitis, Community Acquired Pneumonia, Gastroenteritis, Fever of Unknown Source I (0-60 days of age) & II (2-36 months of age).
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What we are doing to improve:
We review our data regularly to understand how often we provide all elements of the evidence-based care guidelines for these conditions. If performance falls below goal, clinical teams investigate the gaps in care and work to close them by improving existing processes or creating new ones that address the need.
View the Operational Definition:
Evidence-Based Care Delivered
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