AHRQ-Funded Journal Supplement Focuses on Pediatric Quality Measures To Improve Children’s Health
An AHRQ-funded supplement to Academic Pediatrics contributes to the national effort to measure and improve children’s health. The September-October 2014 special supplement features seven commentaries and 12 articles that cover three broad themes: the value of pediatric quality measures to stakeholders, the scope of the Pediatric Quality Measures Program (PQMP) and lessons learned in developing and testing pediatric quality measures. AHRQ’s Denise Dougherty, Ph.D., and Kamila Mistry, Ph.D., co-edited the supplement; they and AHRQ staff members Mia Desoto, Ph.D., and Francis Chesley, M.D., wrote or co-authored articles. The articles in this supplement examine the opportunities and challenges associated with the PQMP Centers of Excellence work on advancing the science of pediatric quality measurement.