|CMS Measure ID:||CMS146v6|
|Measure Description:||Percentage of children 3-18 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 3-18 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|
|Denominator Statement:||Equals Initial Population|
|Denominator Exclusions:||Children who are taking antibiotics in the 30 days prior to the diagnosis of pharyngitis.|
Exclude patients who were in hospice care during the measurement year.
|Numerator Statement:||Children with a group A streptococcus test in the 7-day period from 3 days prior through 3 days after the diagnosis of pharyngitis|
|Numerator Exclusions:||Not Applicable|
Modified on: Mon, 2 Apr, 2018 at 1:02 PM
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