Pediatric Quality Measures Program
About the Measure
Measure Specifications and Reporting
Key Driver Diagram
Quality Improvement Strategies
QI Strategies for Improving Family/Caregiver Written Discharge Instructions
Contact List Suggestions
The Quality of Pediatric Hospital-to-Home Transitions Toolkit is the product of collaboration among academic and research institutions, state and Federal agencies, and private sector stakeholders. Many individuals guided and contributed to the development of this toolkit. We are grateful for the time, knowledge, and expertise that they so generously shared.
This toolkit was developed by the Pediatric Hospital Care Improvement Project (P-HIP), a consortium of organizations committed to improving pediatric hospital-based health care. P-HIP is led by Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute and funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) under the Pediatric Quality Measures Program (PQMP). The PQMP website is available at https://www.ahrq.gov/pqmp/index.html.
P-HIP’s partners in this effort are the Children’s Hospital Association, the RAND Corporation, the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Colorado, Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco/Oakland, University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Monroe Carell Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital, and Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital.
Rita Mangione-Smith, MD, MPH (PI)
Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
Julie McGalliard, BA
Center for Child Health, Behavior, and Development, Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Carol Roth, BSN, MPH
Q Burkhart, MS
Layla Parast, PhD
Courtney A. Gidengil, MD, MPH
Steven Yung, MD*
Karen Wilson, MD, MPH*
Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital
William T. Basco MD, MS*
Medical University of South Carolina
Derek Williams, MD, MPH*
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Maria T. Britto, MD, MPH
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Mark Brittan, MD, MPH*
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Kelly E. Wood, MD*
University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital
Naomi Bardach, MD, MAS*
UCSF Department of Pediatrics
Lowrie Ward, MPH
Megan Esporas, MPH
Children’s Hospital Association
*Also affiliated with the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network
We also extend our gratitude to Kamila Mistry, Ph.D., Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for her technical guidance and to the L&M Policy Research team for their support developing the toolkit.
This toolkit was funded under the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Contract Number: HHSA290201400003I;Task Number: 75Q80119F32002. The authors are solely responsible for this document’s contents, findings, and conclusions, which do not necessarily represent the views of AHRQ. Readers should not interpret any statement in this product as an official position of AHRQ or of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. None of the authors has any affiliation or financial involvement that conflicts with the material presented in this product.
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