American Family Children's Hospital is committed to the safety of its young patients and works hard to maintain and improve its care by monitoring its performance.
One of the ways to ensure excellent care is by adhering to nationally-recommended standards. American Family Children's Hospital strives to set the most effective course of care, and quality measures in this section relay how effective we are in using these best practices.
Children's Asthma Care
Asthma is the most common disease in children, making the application of standardized treatment important for the health of our young patients. The chart below shows the percentage of American Family Children's Hospital patients 2 to 17 years old who received the following recommended asthma treatment:
- Relievers for inpatient asthma (2-17 years old)
- Systemic corticiosteroids for inpatient asthma (2-17 years old)
- Home management plan of care document given to patient/caregiver
|Q1 2011||Q2 2011||Q3 2011||Q4 2011||Q1 2012||Q2 2012||Q3 2012|
|American Family Children's Hospital Rates||64.3||66.7||18.2||60||76.5||83.3||83.3|
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection Collaborative
This multiyear effort is focused on preventing central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Participants in this initiative learn how to reliably implement "best practice" bundles to prevent these infections. According to the National Association of Children's Hosptial and Related Institutions, this collaborative has saved 457 lives and $133,139,408, and prevented nearly 4,000 infections since 2006.
- Vertical axis: Infection rates (number of related infections per 1,000 catheter line days)
- Horizontal axis: Month and year
|American Family Children's Hospital Rates||0||0||0||0||0||12||0||0||0||0||0||0|
UW Hospital and Clinics is participating in a national initiative to improve up-to-date immunization rates for all 2-year-old children. The goal is to create a healthier population by reducing preventable diseases through timely immunizations. The chart below shows the percentage of 2-year-old patients who have received all appropriate immunizations at three UW Health locations.
|University Station||71 77||77||70||78||85||94|
Pediatric Quality Indicators
Pediatric Quality Indicators (PDIs) focus on potentially preventable complications and events for pediatric patients treated in hospitals. This quality measure looks at specific complications/events on a monthly basis in 2012. These measures include:
- Foreign object left in the body during a surgical procedure
- Adverse condition/injury to the lung occurring during a procedure
- Excessive postoperative bleeding
Note: Months with no graphical values are months without event.
|Foreign body left during procedure||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1|
|Adverse condition/injury to the lung||2||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Excessive postoperative bleeding||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|