Table 2

Asthma Related Quality Improvement Goals and Outcome

Variable

Measure/Instrument

Data Source

Frequency


Quality of Life

Mini AQLQ, Mini PAQLQ, ATAQ

Individual Patient Surveys and Focus Groups

6 months


Hospitalization Rates

Inpatient Admission

CHS Hospital Data, Medicaid Data

Monthly


Acute Care Utilization

ED/Urgent Care Visits

CHS Data, Medicaid Data

Monthly


Primary Care Utilization

Primary Care Visits

(Fam. Med, Peds, IM)

CHS Data, Medicaid Data

Monthly


School Attendance

Days Missed from School

School System (CMS) Data

6 months


School Performance

Test Scores

End of Grade (EOG) Test Scores

12 months


Demographics

Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Age, Insurance Type, Address

CHS System Data

Monthly


Income

Per capital household income, Home Value

Claritas, Census Data,

UNC Urban Institute Data

6 Months


Housing Density/Location

Homes per sq. mile

Claritas, Census Data,

UNC Urban Institute Data

6 Months


Other Medical Conditions

Obesity, Growth Delay, Developmental Delay, Upper Respirator Infections, Allergic Rhinitis, GERD, Diabetes, COPD, Cancer diagnosis, Hypertension, Congestive Heart Failure

CHS Hospital and clinical data

Monthly


Clinical Outcome Measures

FEV1, Peak Flow, BMI, Height, Tobacco Use, Tobacco Exposure, Vaccination Rates

CHS Electronic Medical Record/

Chart Abstraction

Monthly/

Quarterly


Medication Compliance

Asthma Medications Prescribed, Prescriptions Filled, Refill requests

CHS Electronic Prescribing Database, Medicaid Data

Monthly


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