Plenary: NPRP Data and Assessing Outcomes


The National Pediatric Readiness Project was launched in 2013 with a web -based assessment in the 59 states and territories to assess pediatric readiness based on compliance with the 2009 guidelines for the care of children. Each hospital that participated received a Weighted Pediatric Readiness Score ( a score of 100 indicates that the ED meets the essential guidelines for pediatric readiness) and a Gap Report to identify gaps and barriers to implementation of the guidelines for future quality initiatives. Of the 5017 EDs contacted, 4149 (82.7%) responded, representing 24 million annual pediatric ED visits. In addition to hospital-base and national QI projects, the assessment data has been used by research investigators to examine timely issues in the emergency care of children. This session will present three research projects that examined 1) the percentage of US children living within a 30-minute drive time to an ED with high pediatric readiness; 2) the association between guideline uptake and health outcomes; and 3) the association of WPRS and health outcomes.


  • Kristin Ray
  • N. Clay Mann
  • Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, FACEP, FAAP, FAEMS
  • Hilary Hewes, MD