Pennsylvania — Targeted Issue
Defining Quality Performance Measures for Pediatric Emergency Care (PEC)
Sept. 1, 2007 - May 31, 2009

Details

Institution
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (grant moved to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)
Principal Investigator(s)
Award Amount
$394880.00

Regions

HRSA Region

3

EMSC Region

Atlantic

HPP Region

3

NASEMSO Region

East

Contacts

Name Roles Agency Mailing Address Office Phone Email
Evaline Alessandrini, MD
  • Principal Investigator
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (grant moved to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)

Products

Title Published Description Format Availability
Emergency Department Pediatric Performance Measures 2010 Assessing the quality of medical care and identifying opportunities for improvement of care is an important responsibility of medical professionals, as well as all health care facilities. Though children account for 20% of emergency care visits nationally, few measures have been defined for assessing the emergency care of pediatric patients. This toolbox features the work of Evaline Alessandrini, MD, and her EMSC Targeted Issues project "Defining Quality Performance Measures for Pediatric Emergency Care." Her project seeks to improve pediatric emergency care through the consensus identification of pediatric emergency care performance measures and associated elements of documentation. Providing a framework for the measurement of pediatric emergency care will facilitate national benchmarking as well as an opportunity for development of risk adjustment processes to facilitate better pediatric emergency care research. Toolkit Available Online
http://www.childrensnational.org/EMSC/PubRes/OldToolboxPages/Hospital-based_Performance_Measures.aspx

Disseminations

Title Published Author Abstract Publication PMID
Emergency department quality: an analysis of existing pediatric measures 2011 Alessandrini E, Varadarajan K, Alpern ER, Gorelick MH, Shaw K, Ruddy RM, Chamberlain JM; Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network Academic Emergency Medicine 21569170