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Panel finds pediatric quality measures, data lacking
Modern Healthcare

The U.S. has no standardized system in place with which to measure healthcare quality for children and adolescents, according to the conclusions of a 16-member expert committee charged with evaluating measures of pediatric health. In an Institute of Medicine study released Monday, the committee argued that such quality measures can provide reliable information about the health status of children, particularly those in vulnerable population subgroups or regions.