High Priority Status: No; N/A
NQF Number: N/A
Percentage of patients age 2 years and older with allergic rhinitis who are offered intranasal corticosteroids (INS) or non-sedating oral antihistamines.
All patients age 2 years and older with a diagnosis of allergic rhinitis.
- Patients with an allergy to oral antihistamines or intranasal corticosteroids.
- Patients with prostate cancer or benign prostatic hypertrophy as these patients may be intolerant of medications.
- Patients with a history of epistaxis due to intranasal steroid use.
- Patients with glaucoma.
- Patient refusal.
Patients who are taking intranasal steroids (INS) or non-sedating oral antihistamines. A prescription for or medication reconciliation of over-the-counter medications can be used to identify patients taking medications.
- Measure Type: Process
- National Quality Strategy (NQS) domain: Effective Clinical Care
- Meaningful Measures Area: Medication Management
- Care Setting(s): Ambulatory Care: Clinician Office/Clinic
- Includes Telehealth: Yes
- Number of Performance Rates: 1
- Inverse measure: No
- Continuous measure: No
- Proportional measure: Yes
- Ratio measure: No
- Risk-adjusted measure: No
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