CMS Measure ID:
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 visit with a diagnosis of URI during the measurement period
Equals Initial Population
Exclude children who are taking antibiotics in the 30 days prior to the date of the encounter during which the diagnosis was established. Exclude children who had an encounter with a competing diagnosis within three days after the initial diagnosis of URI.
Exclude patients whose hospice care overlaps the measurement period.
Children without a prescription for antibiotic medication on or 3 days after the outpatient or ED visit for an upper respiratory infection
Modified on: Mon, 8 Apr, 2019 at 4:41 PM
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