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AAO21: Otitis Media with Effusion: Hearing Test for Chronic OME > 3 months

AAO21: Otitis Media with Effusion: Hearing Test for Chronic OME > 3 months

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Percentage of patients age 6 months to 12 years of age at the time of the visit with a diagnosis of otitis media with effusion including chronic serous, mucoid, or nonsuppurative otitis media with effusion of ≥3 months duration who had audiometry performed, ordered or who were referred for an audiometric evaluation.

Denominator:
All patients age 6 months through 12 years of age with a diagnosis of otitis media with effusion including chronic serous, mucoid, or nonsuppurative otitis media with effusion of ≥3 months duration.

Denominator Exclusions:
None

Denominator Exceptions:
Patient who had a hearing test within 6 months of the original diagnosis of otitis media with effusion including chronic serous, mucoid, or nonsuppurative otitis media with effusion.

Numerator:
Patients who had a hearing test performed, ordered or who were referred for an audiometric evaluation.

Measure Classifications:

  • Measure Type: Process
  • National Quality Strategy (NQS) domain: Effective Clinical Care
  • Meaningful Measure Area: Preventive Care
  • Calculation: 1st Performance Rate
    • Inverse measure: No
    • Continuous measure: No
    • Proportional measure: Yes
    • Ratio measure: No
    • Risk Adjusted measure: No
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