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A Primer on Understanding Pediatric Health Care Quality Measurement.

Authors
  • Heuer, Beth
  • Rankin, Audra
  • Reyes, Imelda
  • Dihigo, Sharolyn
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2019
Volume
33
Issue
5
Pages
589–594
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2019.02.001
PMID: 30878264
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Advanced practice registered nurses implement evidence-based care guidelines and assess the quality of care delivered to pediatric and adolescent populations to ensure that the highest standards of care are provided to the patients and their families. Standardized health care quality measures allow for assessment of clinical competence, monitoring of equitable health care distribution, improvement of provider/institutional accountability, development of standards for accreditation and certification, informing of quality improvement efforts, and creation of criteria for provider incentive payments. The purpose of this article is to explain why health care quality measures are established, what agencies oversee the development of meaningful pediatric quality measures, and how these measures inform and improve the care provided by pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses. Copyright © 2019 National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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