Pediatric Quality Measures

Study Description and Methods

The Collaboration to Advance Pediatric Quality Measures(www.ahrq.gov) is run by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York in conjunction with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and CMS.

The collaboration is working to develop enhanced, evidence-based, well-specified and practical clinical quality measures that can be used to shape government policy, improve clinical practice and inform the decision-making process for physicians who care for children.

Timeline

This study will be conducted through December 31, 2014.

Status

This project is currently recruiting family physicians to participate in a project tasked with developing quality measures across the spectrum of children's health care.

The project is looking for primary care physicians and staff members who care for three distinct groups of patients:

Mothers who:

  • are more than 18 years of age, classified as high-risk OB patients and have had a live birth within the past 24 months;
  • are more than 18 years of age, classified as high-risk OB patients, and had a baby under 2,000 grams who was admitted to the NICU; and/or
  • have children who visited the emergency department for asthma-related reasons during the past 18 months.

Requirements of your participation

  • Practice participants who agree to participate in the study will be asked to assist in recruiting one to two patients from one or more of the groups mentioned above.
  • Practice participants may qualify for, and participate in, more than one survey and recruit patients for more than one group.
  • All participants will be asked to complete a survey and participate in a 20- to 30-minute telephone interview.

Compensation

  • Practice participants can receive up to $300 for their interview and the assistance they provide in the patient recruitment process.
  • Patients who participate will receive $25 for their interview.

Contact Information

For additional information about this study, please contact:

Brian Manning, MPH, CHES
Associate Research Director
AAFP National Research Network
1-800-274-2237, x3179
bmanning@aafp.org


This project is funded by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).