Appropriate Treatment for Children with Upper Respiratory Infection (URI)

Percentage of children 3 months-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.

 

Measure Steward

National Committee for Quality Assurance

 

Measure Numerator

Children without a prescription for antibiotic medication on or 3 days after the outpatient or ED visit for an upper respiratory infection.

 

Measure Denominator

Children age 3 months to 18 years who had an outpatient or emergency department (ED) visit with a diagnosis of upper respiratory infection (URI) during the measurement period.