Percentage of children 3 months to 18 years of age who were diagnosed with upper respiratory infection (URI) and were NOT dispensed an antibiotic prescription on or three days after the episode.
|Denominator:||Children 3 months through 18 years of age who had an outpatient visit with a diagnosis of upper respiratory infection (URI) during the measurement period.
|Numerator:||Children without a prescription for antibiotic medication on or 3 days after the outpatient or ED visit for an upper respiratory infection.
Patients for whom there is no antibiotic listed in Medications with a Start Date on or within 3 days of the Start Date of the Problem.
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Once all steps have been completed, the measure will be added to the Quality Report.
|CMS Measure ID:||CMS154|
|High Priority Measure:||Yes|