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AAO24: Allergic Rhinitis: Avoidance of Leukotriene Inhibitors+

AAO24: Allergic Rhinitis: Avoidance of Leukotriene Inhibitors+

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High Priority: Yes; Appropriate Use
NQF Number: N/A

Percentage of patients age 2 years and older patients with allergic rhinitis who do not receive leukotriene inhibitors.

Denominator:

All patients age 2 years and older with allergic rhinitis who do not have an active order (prescription or reported over the counter use) of intranasal corticosteroids or second generation antihistamines.

Denominator Exclusions:

Exclude patients with concomitant diagnosis of asthma or sleep apnea.

Denominator Exceptions:

Patients with allergy to intranasal corticosteroids, allergy to second generation antihistamines, or prostate issues (due to concern for intolerance of primary therapy options).

Numerator:

Patients who do not receive leukotriene inhibitors.

Numerator Exclusions:

None

Measure Classifications:

  • Measure Type: Process
  • National Quality Strategy (NQS) domain: Effective Clinical Care
  • Meaningful Measure Area: Medication Management
    Care Setting(s): Ambulatory Care: Clinician Office/Clinic
  • Includes Telehealth: Yes
  • Calculation: 1st Performance Rate
    • Inverse measure: No
    • Continuous measure: No
    • Proportional measure: Yes
    • Ratio measure: No
    • Risk Adjusted measure: No

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