Child Health Research: Child Health Research: Identifying Quality Problems and Improving Care

Program Brief

This publication summarizes findings from selected AHRQ-supported research on children's health care quality published 2009 through mid-2013.  


Contents

Introduction
Identifying Health Care Quality Problems
   Measuring Quality of Care
   Infectious Disease
   Mental and Behavioral Health
   Emergency Care
   Chronic Illness
   Inpatient Care
   Patient Safety
   Access to Care
Improving Health Care Quality for Children and Adolescents
   Preventive Care
   Clinical Guidelines/Recommendations
   Interventions
   Care Management
   Practice Organization
   Health IT
   Tools/Models
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Introduction

The mission of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is to improve the safety, quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans, including children. Finding ways to measure and improve care for the Nation's 73 million children and adolescents is a continuing priority for AHRQ.

This program brief summarizes recent findings (2009 through mid 2013) from selected AHRQ-supported projects focused on improving health care for children and adolescents.

An asterisk (*) following a summary indicates that reprints of an intramural study or copies of other publications are available from AHRQ. Ordering information appears on the last page of this program brief, as well as contacts for more information about AHRQ's research programs and funding opportunities. Visit AHRQ's Web site to find updates on child health initiatives at AHRQ and information about current projects.

Current as of December 2013
Internet Citation: Child Health Research: Child Health Research: Identifying Quality Problems and Improving Care: Program Brief. December 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/factsheets/children/chpbrf/index.html