Only 33 percent of pediatricians and family physicians said they have used quality reports to support quality improvement efforts even though most receive the reports and believe they are effective, an AHRQ study found. Researchers surveyed 727 North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania physicians who provide primary care to publicly insured children to determine when quality measurement and reporting were most effective and for whom. The survey included questions about receipt of pediatric quality reports, use of reports for quality improvement and beliefs about the reports’ effectiveness. Almost 80 percent of those surveyed received quality reports related to pediatric care, but physicians said limited staff time or training in quality improvement were among significant barriers to using such reports. The study, “Primary Care Physicians’ Experiences With and Attitudes Toward Pediatric Quality Reporting,” was published online July 21 in Academic Pediatrics.
Read more: “Primary Care Physicians’ Experiences With and Attitudes Toward Pediatric Quality Reporting,” . Academic Pediatrics. July 2016