Document Type


Publication Date

Winter 2011


Vermont, IHOC, child health measures

Publication Title

Improving Health Outcomes for Children (IHOC)


As part of the IHOC initiative, the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine surveyed pediatric and family practices about how they use data, clinical guidelines and office systems to monitor and improve children’s healthcare quality. The purpose of the survey is to provide baseline information about quality improvement activities in primary care practices serving children in Maine. Survey data will be used to inform IHOC activities and to monitor changes over time. The web-based survey was conducted in the winter of 2011-2012 and sent to practice managers at a sample of 168 practice sites, of which 64% responded. Responding practices represent more than one-quarter of family practices and nearly two-thirds of all pediatric practices in the state. This report summarizes the results of the initial survey and assesses quality improvement activities in pediatric and family practices at baseline.

Funding Organization

This document was developed under grant CFDA 93.767 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.



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