Development of Quality Metrics in Ambulatory Pediatric Cardiology

Devyani Chowdhury, Michelle Gurvitz, Ariane Marelli, Jeffrey Anderson, Carissa Baker-Smith, Karim A. Diab, Thomas C. Edwards, Tom Hougen, Roy Jedeikin, Jonathan N. Johnson, Peter Karpawich, Wyman Lai, Jimmy C. Lu, Stephanie Mitchell, Jane W. Newburger, Daniel J. Penny, Michael A. Portman, Gary Satou, David Teitel, Juan VillafaneRoberta Williams, Kathy Jenkins, Robert Campbell, Sarina Behera, John Hokanson, Bahram Kakavand, Jeff Boris, Brian Cardis, Manish Bansal, Amy Schultz, Matthew O'Connor, Jeffrey M. Vinocur, Nancy Halnon, Cindy Barrett, Eric Graham, Catherine Krawczeski, Wayne Franklin, James McGovern, Brandy Hattendorf, Timothy Cotts, Alex Davidson, Ashraf Harahsheh, Walter Johnson, Pei Ni Jone, Nicole Sutton, Lloyd Tani, Nagib Dahdah, Deborah Mensch, Thomas Hougen, Russell Cross, Matthias Peuster, Russell Schiff, Elizabeth Saarel, Gerald Serwer, Karina Carlson, K. Anitha Jayakumar, Matthew Park, Nikola Tede, Karen Uzark, Carissa Baker Smith, Craig Fleishman, David Connuck, Jose Ettedgui, Maggie Likes, Takeshi Tsuda

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The American College of Cardiology Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology (ACPC) Section had attempted to create quality metrics (QM) for ambulatory pediatric practice, but limited evidence made the process difficult. The ACPC sought to develop QMs for ambulatory pediatric cardiology practice. Five areas of interest were identified, and QMs were developed in a 2-step review process. In the first step, an expert panel, using the modified RAND-UCLA methodology, rated each QM for feasibility and validity. The second step sought input from ACPC Section members; final approval was by a vote of the ACPC Council. Work groups proposed a total of 44 QMs. Thirty-one metrics passed the RAND process and, after the open comment period, the ACPC council approved 18 metrics. The project resulted in successful development of QMs in ambulatory pediatric cardiology for a range of ambulatory domains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)541-555
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Feb 7 2017


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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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