Author: Wong A, Hicks R, Lerner M, Middleton S, Milton D, and Le-Bucklin K Publication Year: 2013
Summary: The objective of this paper is to demonstrate how collaboration between a residency program curriculum and its local American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) chapter resulted in an improved rate of standardized developmental screening among pediatric patients.
Description: The AAP recommends developmental screening and surveillance with a standardized screening tool at well-child visits as a key component of preventive care for children. According to the 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health, the percentage of parents who completed standardized developmental and behavioral screening for children aged 10 months to 5 years who had a health care visit in the past 12 months was 19.5% nationwide. Recognizing the need for the improved developmental screening Residents at the University of California rotating through a federally qualified health center as part of their outpatient training, embarked on a year-long quality improvement (QI) project to address this issue. Given the AAP’s shared interest in health promotion, residents engaged the local AAP chapter in carrying out this project.
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