TABLE 2

Clinical Indicators for Respiratory Illnesses in Children

ConditionIndicator
Asthma, 1–19 y1. Proportion of patients treated with orally administered steroids in the ED
2. Proportion of patients discharged from the ED with a prescription/supply for orally administered steroids
3. Proportion of patients treated with antibiotics in the ED
4. Proportion of patients who received a radiograph during the ED visit
Bronchiolitis, 3 mo to 2 y1. Proportion of patients treated with antibiotics in the ED
2. Proportion of patients who received a radiograph during the ED visit
Croup, 3 mo to 3 y1. Proportion of patients treated with steroids in the ED
2. Proportion of patients who received a radiograph during the ED visit
  • Indicators were adapted from ref 26.