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Measuring Quality in Children's Health Programs

Concepts, tips, and tools for evaluating the quality of health care for children

 How can you tell whether children are receiving quality health care?
 How do you know when a health program is functioning effectively?
 Where can you find tools to help answer these questions?
 If the right tool is not available, how can you develop your own?

This online resource can help to answer these and related questions about measuring health care quality in child health programs.

Major Sections

 Understanding Quality Measurement
 Uses of Quality Measurement
 Why Child Health Measures?
 Established Child Health Care Quality Measures
 Emerging Measures
 Choosing Quality Measures
 Develop Your Own?

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