Ohio — Targeted Issue

Defining Quality Performance Measures for Pediatric Emergency Care (PEC)

June 1, 2009 - Feb. 28, 2011

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Project Overview
Improving the quality of pediatric emergency care (PEC) requires measurement. This project aims to create a set of performance measures sensitive to multiple quality domains and pediatric disease frequency. Measures will be evaluated for credibility and ability to capture measures electronically. The goals of this project are to (1) assess the credibility of chosen performance measures through surveys of EMSC stakeholders; (2) assess the current data availability for chosen performance measures by surveying PECARN hospitals; (3) use the results of goals 1 and 2 (and prior work to date) to create documents and data for dissemination; and (4) disseminate and present results of work.

(moved from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia after year 2)
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Main Contact
Award Amount


Name Role(s) Phone Email
Evaline Alessandrini, MD
  • Principal Investigator


Title Format Description Published/Revised Availability
Emergency Department Pediatric Performance Measures Toolkit Toolkit Assessing the quality of medical care and identifying opportunities for improvement of care is an important responsibility of medical professionals, … 2010 Available Online


Title Type Publication/Event Published/Presented Identifier Details
Emergency department quality: an analysis of existing pediatric measures Research Paper/Publication Academic Emergency Medicine 2011