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Access Pediatric Systems Improvement Data


Data collected through national surveys and displayed here on the Data Resource Center (DRC) are an excellent source for understanding the status of children’s health both nationally and in states. Choose below from several national initiatives and data sources to begin your search.


Use the DRC to access system performance measures from the National Survey of Children’s Health

The NSCH is one of the broadest assessments of children’s health in the country. A large sample size in every state allows for multiple subgroup comparisons across indicators.


    Use the DRC to meet Healthy People 2020 objectives

    View multiple measures from the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) and the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN) that pertain to the Healthy People 2020 Objectives. Some of these measures use the national surveys as their official data source. 


    Use the DRC to access Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) Core Outcomes for
    CSHCN

    The NS-CSHCN is the premiere source of information on children with special health care needs (CSHCN) in the country. With data from this survey, anyone can see how CSHCN are faring across the states.

    • Outcome #1: Families are partners in decision-making at all levels

              2001 data 2005/06 data 2009/10 data  |  2009/10 Data Brief

    • Outcome #2: Coordinated, ongoing, comprehensive care within a medical home 

              2001 data 2005/06 data 2009/10 data 2009/10 Data Brief | Trending

    • Outcome #3: Adequate insurance to cover needed services

              2001 data 2005/06 data 2009/10 data 2009/10 Data Brief | Trending

    • Outcome #4: Early and continuous screening for special health needs

              2001 unavailable   | 2005/06 data 2009/10 data 2009/10 Data Brief

    • Outcome #5: Community-based service systems are organized for ease of use

               2001 data 2005/06 data 2009/10 data 2009/10 Data Brief

    • Outcome #6: Youth with special health needs receive services needed for transition to adulthood, 12-17 years

              2001 data 2005/06 data  |  2009/10 data 2009/10 Data Brief | Trending

    • CSHCN meeting all age-appropriate core-outcomes

              2001 unavailable   | 2005/06 data: Age 0-11  Age 12-17   |  2009/10 data  |  2009/10 Data Brief

    • Measurement changes across years

              2005/06 to 2009/10   |  2001 to 2005/06 


    Browse DRC measures hosted on the National Quality Forum 

    View the 18 measures from the NSCH and the NS-CSHCN that have been endorsed for use by the National Quality Forum (NQF). Note: all measures endorsed by the National Quality Forum are also endorsed by the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC).