Percentage of children 3 to 18 years of age who were diagnosed with pharyngitis, ordered an antibiotic and received a group A streptococcus (strep) test for the episode.
|Denominator:||Children 3 to18 years of age at the start of the measurement period who had an outpatient visit with a diagnosis of pharyngitis during the measurement period and an antibiotic ordered on or three days after the visit.
|Numerator:||Children with a group A streptococcus test in the 7-day period from 3 days prior through 3 days after the diagnosis of pharyngitis.|
|Office Visit Documentation:||
Once all steps have been completed, the measure will be added to the Quality Report.
|Guidance:||This is an episode of care measure that examines all eligible episodes for the patient during the measurement period. If the patient has more than one episode, all episodes are included in the measure.|
|CMS Measure ID:||CMS146|
|High Priority Measure:||No|