Quality Health Care and System Performance

A number of characteristics make up a health care system that provides high quality care for children and adolescents, including access to care, adequate health insurance coverage, access to specialists when needed and receipt of care within a medical home.

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Data on Quality Health Care and System Performance

Medical Home Data Portal

National Survey of Children's Health

Minimal Quality Index: Children have adequate insurance, receive ongoing and coordinated care within a medical home, and had at least one preventive care visit in the past 12 months

National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs

MCHB Core Outcomes

  • Outcome 1: CSHCN whose families are partners in decision-making at all levels and are satisfied with the services they receive
  • Outcome 2: CSHCN who receive coordinated, ongoing, comprehensive care within a medical home
  • Outcome 3: CSHCN whose families have adequate private and/or public insurance to pay for the services they need
  • Outcome 4: CSHCN who are screened early and continuously for special health care needs
  • Outcome 5: CSHCN whose services are organized in ways that families can use them easily
  • Outcome 6: Youth with special health care needs who receive the services necessary to make appropriate transitions to adult health care, work and independence -- CSHCN ages 12-17 only

Met all age appropriate MCHB Core Outcomes:

Data snapshots

2007 NSCH Child Health and System Performance Profile


A National and state profile of leading health problems and health care quality for US children: key insurance disparities and across-state variations

Assessing and Ensuring a Comprehensive System of Services for Children With Special Health Care Needs: A Public Health Approach

External data and resources

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

The National Quality Forum

NHPCO Facts and Figures: Pediatric Palliative and Hospice Care in America