Developing a Provider-Level Quality Performance Measurement Tool for Young Children


Recent studies point to a gap between the kinds of preventive and developmental services parents want for their young children and the care they actually receive from pediatric practices. Building on its previous work in quality measurement, FACCT (the Foundation for Accountability) will develop the first tool for measuring how well pediatric clinicians provide these health care services for infants and toddlers. The new instrument, an adaptation of FACCT's nationally distributed Promoting Healthy Development Survey, will be tested in two large pediatric practices or clinics that treat both commercially and publicly insured children. With a reliable way to identify possible shortcomings in the care they provide to their youngest patients, practices will be able to add to or improve upon specific developmental services as necessary. FACCT will work with the nationally recognized Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Advisory Committee to achieve widespread dissemination of the survey instrument through federal and state child health programs, public clinics, and private practices.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
Principal Investigator:
Christina Bethell, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.P.H.
Award Amount:
Approval Date:
July 10, 2001

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