Quality improvement in neurology: Child neurology quality measure set

Anup D. Patel, Anne T. Berg, Lori Billinghurst, Daniel Fain, Erin Fecske, Tim Feyma, Zachary Grinspan, Amy Houtrow, Sanjeev Kothare, Gogi Kumar, Erin Lee, Migvis Monduy, Diego Morita, Christina L. Szperka, M. Cristina Victorio, Ann Yeh, Jeffrey R. Buchhalter

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Abstract

Childhood neurologic disorders, as a group, include relatively common conditions such as migraine (prevalence between 3% and 10.6% in children 3-15 years of age 1,2), transient tic disorders (TDs) (3%), 3 and specifically Tourette syndrome (TS) (0.8%), 3 and rarer disorders such as infantile spasms that may occur in only about 1,200 infants each year in the United States. These disorders account for a disproportionately higher number of emergency department visits, intensive care admissions, deaths, and higher costs when compared to other childhood illness. 4 Generally, delivery of quality care should improve outcomes and result in decreased unnecessary utilization of health services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-73
Number of pages7
JournalNeurology
Volume90
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 9 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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