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CAPQuaM PQMP Asthma IV: Primary care connection after emergency department visits for asthma

Numerator: 1. Visit(s) to a primary care provider that occurred within 14 days following the ED visit 2. Visit(s) to a primary care provider that occurred within 30 days following the ED visit 3. Have at least one fill of an asthma controller medication within 2 months after the ED visit (including the day of visit)

Denominator Statement: All ED visits in which asthma was a primary or secondary diagnosis identified using the specifications provided in Section II, in children who are continuously enrolled for at least the 2 months following the ED visit.

Measure Set: PQMP

Data Source: Administrative (claims) DataHealth Plan/Insurance Data

Target Population: Adolescents, Children

Categories: Access to and quality of health care services, Health Service Utilization, Health service utilization: Diagnosis, treatment, and hospitalization

Additional Information: http://www.ahrq.gov/policymakers/chipra/factsheets/index.html#tab1

Keywords: Asthma

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