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QMETRIC Implementation & Quality Improvement (2016-2020)

The QMETRIC Implementation and Quality Improvement project seeks to place children at the center of the health care quality movement. By assessing care for all children within a state, health plan, or health system, QMETRIC will implement its already-developed and validated pediatric quality measures to identify specific ways to improve pediatric population health, including more effective resource utilization and practices promoting better quality of life.

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Featured Faculty

Sarah Reeves, PhD, MPH

Sarah L. Reeves, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Reeves’ research is focused on improving the delivery of preventive care to children with chronic conditions. This work includes identifying opportunities for improvement for recommended preventive care among children with sickle cell disease, such as receipt of transcranial Doppler screening, appropriate antibiotic prophylaxis, and use of hydroxyurea therapy. 

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Research from the National Poll on Children's Health

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Allergy medicine for kids: Dosing and labeling can be complicated

Overall, 55% of parents with children 6-12 years of age reported giving allergy medicine to their child within the past year. Most parents (89%) used allergy medicines labeled for children, but one in seven parents (15%) gave their child allergy medicine that was labeled for adults.