The Appropriate Treatment for Children with Upper Respiratory Infection (URI) report measures the percentage of children between 3 months and 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.
A patient will be in the denominator when they have all of the following:
- An age between 3 months and 18 years old
- A visit during your reporting period
- An Upper Respiratory Infection diagnosis with an Onset Date matching the date of their visit
A patient will be excluded from the denominator when:
- The patient has a prescription for an antibiotic 30 days prior to the visit date of the encounter during which the diagnosis was established.
- The patient has a competing diagnosis within three days after the initial diagnosis of an Upper Respiratory Infection.
- The patient has hospice care that overlaps the reporting period.
A patient will also be in the numerator with the above qualifications. They will be REMOVED from the numerator when they have all of the following:
- An Antibiotic Medication for Pharyngitis with an Ordered Date within 3 days of their diagnosis and visit.