Appropriate Testing for Children with Pharyngitis

Percentage of children 2-18 years of age who were diagnosed withpharyngitis, ordered anantibiotic and received a group A streptococcus(strep) test for the episode.


Measure Steward

National Committee for Quality Assurance


Measure Numerator

Children with a group A streptococcus test in the 7-day period from 3 days prior through 3 days after the diagnosis of pharyngitis.


Measure Denominator

Children 2-18 years of age who had an outpatient or emergency department (ED) visit with a diagnosis of pharyngitis during the measurement period and
an antibiotic ordered on or three days after the visit.