Ohio — Targeted Issue
Defining Quality Performance Measures for Pediatric Emergency Care (PEC)
June 1, 2009 - Feb. 28, 2011


CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER (moved from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)
Principal Investigator(s)
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Great Lakes


Name Roles Agency Mailing Address Office Phone Email
Evailne A Alessandrini,
  • Principal Investigator
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER (moved from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)


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


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