C. Jason Wang, MD, PhD

Publication Details

  • Quality-of-Care Indicators for Infantile Spasms JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY Wang, C. J., Jonas, R., Fu, C. M., Ng, C. Y., Douglass, L. 2013; 28 (1): 13-20

    Abstract:

    We developed a comprehensive set of quality-of-care indicators for the management of children with infantile spasms in the United States, encompassing evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention and management of side effects and comorbidities. The indicators were developed using the RAND/UCLA Modified Delphi Method. After a focused review of the literature and guidelines by the study team, an expert panel (nominated by leaders of Child Neurology Society, American Epilepsy Society, and National Institute for Neurologic Disorders) rated the draft indicators anonymously, met face-to-face to discuss each indicator, and rerated the revised indicators on validity, feasibility, and importance. The panel recommended 21 indicators, of which 8 were identified as most likely to have a large positive impact on improving quality of life and/or health outcomes for children with infantile spasms. The proposed indicators can be used to assess and document variations and gaps in quality-of-care and inform future research and quality improvement interventions.

    View details for DOI 10.1177/0883073812443590

    View details for Web of Science ID 000312693500002

    View details for PubMedID 22566712

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