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Appropriate outpatient blood testing.

This measure uses medical record data to calculate individual rates for three blood tests, as well as an overall rate that is a composite of the three individual rates. The three individual rates are: 1. The percentage of children who had a pulse oximetry reading performed during the outpatient visit. 2. The percentage of children who had a complete blood count performed within 7 days of the outpatient visit. 3. The percentage of children who had a reticulocyte count performed within 7 days of the outpatient visit. The overall rate is the percentage of children who, during outpatient care, had a pulse oximetry reading, a complete blood count, and a reticulocyte count performed within the same 7-day period.

Numerator: Children who had a pulse oximetry reading, complete blood count, and reticulocyte count as part of outpatient care; three rates will be reported, one for each test type.

Denominator Statement: Children ages 0 to 5 who have SCD.

Measure Set: PQMP

Data Source: Paper Medical Records; Electronic Medical Records (EMR)Administrative Data & Health Records

Target Population: Children, Infants

Categories: Access to and quality of health and related services, Health Service Utilization, Diagnosis, treatment and hospitalization

Additional Information: https://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/pqmp/measures/chronic/chipra-222-fullreport.pdf

Keywords: Sickle Cell Disease

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