Last updated: May 18, 2016
|CMS Measure ID:||CMS154v3|
Percentage of children 3 months-18 years of age who were diagnosed with upper respiratory infection (URI) and were not dispensed an antibiotic prescription on or three days after the episode.
|Initial Patient Population:||
Children age 3 months to 18 years who had an outpatient or emergency department (ED) visit with a diagnosis of upper respiratory infection (URI) during the measurement period
Equals Initial Patient Population
Children without a prescription for antibiotic medication on or 3 days after the outpatient or ED visit for an upper respiratory infection
|Measure Steward:||National Committee for Quality Assurance|
|Domain:||Efficiency and Cost Reduction Use of Healthcare Resources|
|Next Version:||Appropriate Treatment for Children with Upper Respiratory Infection (URI)|
Higher scores 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.