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The Pediatric All-Condition Readmission Measure and Pediatric Lower Respiratory Infection Readmission Measure calculate 30-day readmission rates for hospitalizations at general acute care hospitals for patients less than 18 years old. Since the measures have case-mix adjustment, they can be used for aggregation and comparison at the state, regional, health plan, and hospital levels if the appropriate approaches to calculating the measure are taken at each level. The measures use administrative data (e.g., claims data) and either ICD-9 or ICD-10 codes, both of which are easily accessible and hence make the measures more feasible to implement. Each measure has its own SAS program and Measure Specifications that can be distributed to interested hospitals and organizations.


Downloads & Contact Information

Please provide your name and email address below to receive a copy of the Readmissions materials.
These materials include:
  • Detailed measure specifications, including instructions on use, for the Pediatric All-Condition Readmission Measure
  • SAS files for the Pediatric All-Condition Readmission Measure
  • Pediatric All-Condition Readmission Measure ICD-9 Data Dictionary 
  • Pediatric All-Condition Readmission Measure ICD-10 Data Dictionary
  • Detailed measure specifications, including instructions on use, for the Pediatric Lower Respiratory Infection Readmission Measure 
  • SAS files for the Pediatric Lower Respiratory Infection Readmission Measure 
  • Pediatric Lower Respiratory Infection Readmission Measure ICD-9 Data Dictionary
  • Pediatric Lower Respiratory Infection Readmission Measure ICD-10 Data Dictionary 

Hospitals interested in learning more about the Readmissions instrument may contact CEPQM@childrens.harvard.edu.

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