How What You Measure Matters: Risk-Adjusted Length of Stay and Observation Status

Naomi S. Bardach

October, 2020

The underlying vision for pediatric quality measurement is improved care and health outcomes for children. Quality measures help realize this vision, through capturing system successes and failures in supporting child health. There are a large number of quality measures, some of which are focused on processes, some on outcomes, and some on use. To accurately assess successes and failures in care delivery, measure design matters.

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