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2019 Jun

Neurol Clin Pract



Minding the gap in pediatric headache care: Can a focus on quality measures improve outcomes?


Turner S, Foss-Barratt A, Malmberg J, Disabato J
Neurol Clin Pract. 2019 Jun; 9(3):187-193.
PMID: 31341705.


The American Academy of Neurology Headache Quality Measures seek to improve care delivery and outcomes by addressing gaps in care. Our practice identified underperformance in 3 of the 7 measures that apply to children and adolescents. We expected that improved performance on these measures would lead to a reduction in emergency department (ED) visits and improvement in the average disability grade of established patients.