High Priority: Yes; Appropriate Use
Percentage of patients age 2 months through 12 years with a diagnosis of otitis media with effusion who were not prescribed or recommended the use of steroids (either oral or intranasal), antimicrobials, antihistamines, or decongestants as therapy.
Patients aged 2 months through 12 years with a diagnosis of otitis media with effusion. OME is defined as the presence of fluid in the middle ear without signs or symptoms of acute ear infections.
Medical reason for prescribing/recommending medications.
Patients who were NOT prescribed or recommended to receive any of the following: antihistamines, decongestants, systemic corticosteroids, topical intranasal corticosteroids, systemic antimicrobials.
- Measure Type: Process
- National Quality Strategy (NQS) domain: Effective Clinical Care
- Meaningful Measure Area: Appropriate use of Healthcare
- Calculation: 1st Performance Rate
- Inverse measure: No
- Continuous measure: No
- Proportional measure: Yes
- Ratio measure: No
- Risk Adjusted measure: No