Pediatric Data & Trends

Pediatric health, care delivery and policy data and trends available to all members and the public.

Resources

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Mental Health Disorder Codes
July 2, 2019

The CAMHD-CS classifies child mental health disorders across ICD-9 and ICD-10 diagnostic codes as well as aligns with DSM-V psychiatric diagnosis groups.

Article
How 2020 Census Data Affects Children's Health Care
April 26, 2019

The U.S. census provides data to determine funding for state and local programs that support the health and well-being of children—and helps children’s hospitals better understand and care for the populations they serve. But young kids have been undercounted in the census for decades. With the 2020 Census around the corner, here’s a look at why an accurate count of kids across the country matters.

Reference Material
Physical Child Abuse Codes
April 22, 2019

International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes can be used to identify cases of physical child abuse among hospitalized children.

Reference Material
High-Intensity Neurologic Impairment Codes
March 6, 2019

High-intensity neurologic impairment (HI-NI) codes can be used to identify neurological diagnoses that ire reasonably expected to last 12 months and result in significant functional impairments requiring subspecialty medical care.

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Study: Later School Start Could Improve Adolescent Health and Improve Sleep
February 5, 2019

New study shows correlation between sleep and insulin sensitivity.

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Messaging App Connects Health Care Providers with Patient Families During Procedures
February 1, 2019

How an app can help reduce family members concerns during their child's procedure.

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Training a New Breed of Data Analyst for Quality Improvement
January 30, 2019

In this Q&A, analytics team manager Vaidehi Mehta discusses training a new breed of analyst to meet quality improvement data demands.

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3 Solutions to Common Challenges Facing Children's Hospital Leaders
November 7, 2018

Learn about solutions three hospitals created to tackle common, yet complex issues.

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Whole Genome Sequencing Poised to Become New Standard of Pediatric Care
November 7, 2018

Whole genome sequencing helps doctors navigate "diagnostic odysseys."

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3 Clinical Care Improvement Projects
October 16, 2018

Clinical care improvement projects can change how a child receives care. Here's a look at the top Pediatric Quality Award entries from the clinical care category.

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Using Predictive Analytics to Reduce Hospital Readmissions
October 3, 2018

Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) uses data to assess the likelihood of readmission.

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Pediatric Suicide-Related Hospital Visits Double
July 19, 2018

The number of encounters at children's hospitals for suicidal thoughts or attempted suicide increased steadily from 2008-15.

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Connecting with Families at the Intersection of Medicine and Media
July 9, 2018

From social media and blogs to Alexa and Google Play, Wendy Sue Swanson talks about the future of digital health.

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6 Data Terms Health Care Executives Need to Know
June 27, 2018

Here are some common health care data analytics terms to know so you can speak the same language with your team.

Fact Sheet
Pediatric Workforce Shortages Persist
January 19, 2018

2017 survey data show pediatric specialty shortages continue to affect children's ability to receive timely, appropriate care.

Article
Data Examines Medicaid Underpayment in Children's Hospitals
October 27, 2017

A pediatric-focused report reveals the disparity in reimbursements.

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Emerging Trends in Pediatrics to Watch
October 26, 2017

A pediatric leader shares what she sees as the biggest challenges and opportunities in pediatric health care.

Report
The New Importance of Children in America
October 11, 2017

Massive demographic changes are converging to make investing in children more important than ever. It is a strong wake-up call for policymakers.

Article
Children's Hospitals Decrease Antibiotic Use by 19 Percent
August 9, 2017

Children's hospitals are actively working to ensure the right antibiotics are used at the right time.

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Suicide Admissions to Children's Hospitals Double over the Last Decade
May 9, 2017

Research uses PHIS data from 32 children's hospitals across the U.S.

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How This Pediatric Researcher Uses Data to Do His Job
May 2, 2017

Richard Aplenc specializes in caring for children with leukemia. Here's how data helps him do his job.

Reference Material
Building Data to Manage a Pediatric Population
March 21, 2017

Details and specifications of a novel data and informatics framework, and lessons learned for sustainability of similar future efforts.

Article
Rate of Toddlers Hospitalized from Opioid Poisoning on the Rise
February 14, 2017

A new study finds the rate of children hospitalized from opioid poisoning has increased over the last 16 years.

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Pediatric Leaders Predict Future Health Care Innovations
February 8, 2017

Gaze into the crystal ball with thought leaders at what's next in pediatric health care.