- The American Academy of Pediatrics and other organizations recommend several screening tests as part of preventive care. The proportion of children who are appropriately screened and who receive follow-up care is low.
- The Institute of Medicine considers patient centeredness a core dimension of quality. Several patient/family surveys exist to assess pediatric health care. The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act mandates strengthening quality measurement for children, including for patient/family experience of care.
- To identify, assess, and make recommendations for inclusion of measures that assess the domain of “most integrated health care setting,” with a specific focus on measures of the medical home, one particular mechanism for integrating care, to identify gaps in measurement; and to make recommendations for new measure development.
- Family-centered care (FCC) has received widespread endorsement for use in care in the United States. In this study, we conducted a systematic review of evidence for FCC focusing specifically on family-provider partnership as the activity that constitutes FCC.
- It is an enormous honor to speak on the subject of improving quality of care for children with chronic conditions at a symposium honoring Jim Perrin. Jim was my division chief and immediate supervisor in my first job after fellowship. The work that we started together—looking at variation in care and outcomes for children in Rochester, New Haven, and Boston—shaped my entire career, and Jim has continued to be a mentor, a colleague, and a friend since that time over 20 years ago.
- The aims of our study were, among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) compared with children with asthma: 1) to assess characteristics associated with parent report of having a medical home for children with either of these 2 conditions; 2) to determine whether, controlling for these characteristics, the likelihood of having a medical home differs between children with ADHD and asthma; and 3) to identify the specific components of a medical home that are lacking for children with these 2 conditions.