Impactful interventions

The publication identified three elements of readiness associated with the largest impact on scores:


  • Designating a physician or nurse, ideally both, as pediatric champions – or pediatric emergency care coordinators (PECCs) – for the ED
  • Having in place pediatric-specific quality improvement plans
  • Staffing with physicians board-certified in general emergency medicine or pediatric emergency medicine

Regardless of volume, prioritizing these elements can help ensure equitable emergency care for all children.

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