IOM-Child and Adolescent Health and Health Care Quality: Measuring What Matters

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This study evaluates efforts to measure child and adolescent health and quality of services. The report found a lack of standardization in key areas:

  • Race and ethnicity,
  • Socioeconomic status,
  • Primary language spoken at home, and
  • Parental English proficiency

The lack of standardization limits the ability of those who use data to identify, monitor, and address constant health and health care quality disparities among children and adolescents. The report calls for more emphasis on social and behavioral determinants of health and monitoring disparities in health and health care quality measurments.