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Schedule at a Glance

Let's Measure Our Own Performance: Propose and Evaluate Pediatric Hospital Medicine Quality Indicators

Primary Leader:
David Cooperberg

Co-Leaders:
Ricardo Quinonez
Anu Subramony
Erin Stucky Fisher
Mark Shen

Objective 1:
1. List criteria for a valid and feasible quality indicator

Objective 2:
2. Propose and evaluate pediatric hospital medicine quality indicators in three areas: clinical care, patient safety, and care transitions

Objective 3:
3. Discuss strategies to utilize quality indicators at your home institution

Summary:
Pediatric hospitalists aim to improve the quality of pediatric inpatient care. Hospital administrators, regulatory agencies, and third-parties now (withhold) pay-for-performance based on specific quality indicatorssome with questionable validity. In this workshop, workshop co-leaders representing the PHM Quality and Safety committees within AAP, APA, and SHM will review the Rand/UCLA Appropriateness Method for evaluating the validity and feasibility of potential quality indicators. Via large group discussions and small group exercises, workshop participants will propose and evaluate pediatric hospital medicine quality indicators generated by workshop participants in three areas: clinical care, patient safety, and care transitions. Participants will vote via an online polling method to rate proposed indicators before and after large group discussions. Participants will take home poll results, ideas, and strategies to develop quality indicators at their home organizations.