Last updated: May 18, 2016
|CMS Measure ID:||CMS146v3|
Percentage of children 2-18 years of age who were diagnosed with pharyngitis, ordered an antibiotic and received a group A streptococcus (strep) test for the episode.
|Initial Patient Population:||
Children 2-18 years of age who had an outpatient or emergency department (ED) visit with a diagnosis of pharyngitis during the measurement period and an antibiotic ordered on or three days after the visit
Equals Initial Patient Population
Children who are taking antibiotics in the 30 days prior to the diagnosis of pharyngitis
Children with a group A streptococcus test in the 7-day period from 3 days prior through 3 days after the diagnosis of pharyngitis
|Measure Steward:||National Committee for Quality Assurance|
|Domain:||Efficiency and Cost Reduction Use of Healthcare Resources|
|Next Version:||Appropriate Testing for Children with Pharyngitis|
Higher score indicates better quality
This is an episode of care measure that examines all eligible episodes for the patient during the measurement period. If the patient has more than one episode, include all episodes in the measure.