- Health care reform has increased demand for pediatric health care quality evaluations, particularly those that assess the impact of care on patient and population health outcomes. Many of today's most common childhood conditions are characterized by symptoms, behaviors, and functional limitations that are best assessed as patient reported outcomes (PROs). Although they remain greatly underutilized, PROs have the potential to improve pediatric health care quality assessment at the point of care and through system-level performance evaluations.
- I'd like to express my sincere gratitude to the APA for this tremendous honor and recognition. I am also extremely grateful to my mentors: my high-school biology teacher, Ben Kirkland; my college mentor, Ernest Williams; my Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program mentors, Alvan Feinstein and Ralph Horwitz; my Robert Wood Johnson Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program mentor, Sandy Schwartz; and my cherished pediatric colleagues and mentors, Michael Weitzman, Paul Wise, and Fernando Mendoza.
- What is it about those last 30 minutes of clinic?…
- In 2009, a publicly transparent evidence-informed process responded to the requirement of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) legislation to identify an initial core set of recommended children’s health care quality measures for voluntary use by Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which together cover almost 40 million of America’s children and adolescents. Future efforts under CHIPRA will be used to improve and strengthen the initial core set, develop new measures as needed, and post improved core measure sets annually beginning in January 2013.
- To examine obesity diagnosis, obesity-related counseling, and laboratory testing rates among obese pediatric patients seen in US preventive outpatient visits and to determine patient, provider, and practice-level factors that are associated with obesity diagnosis.
- Prior studies have shown an association between fast-food restaurants and adolescent body size. Less is known about the influence of neighborhood food stores on a child's body size. We hypothesized that in the inner-city, minority community of East Harlem, New York, the presence of convenience stores and fast-food restaurants near a child's home is associated with increased risk for childhood obesity as measured by body mass index (BMI).