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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 whose hospice care overlaps the measurement period.

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

Denominator Exceptions: