National Quality Forum Endorses Measures for Child Health, Patient Safety

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The National Quality Forum Board of Directors has endorsed three measures focused on child health, as well as one measure focused on improving patient safety, according to an NQF release.


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The three endorsed measures are as follows:

Child Health
1349: Child overweight or obesity status based on parental report of body mass index (BMI) [NSCH] (MCHB/CAHMI)
1346: Children who are exposed to secondhand smoke inside home [NSCH] (MCHB/CAHMI)
1333: Children who receive family-centered care [NSCH] (MCHB/CAHMI)

Patient Safety
0740: Participation in a Systematic National Dose Index Registry (time-limited endorsement)

The measures will be available for a 30-day public appeals process closing October 18.

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