Table 5.

Mean Observed Scores and Variation in PHDS Quality Measures Across Health Plans and Age Groups

PHDS Quality MeasureChildren Age 3 to 48 MonthsChildren Age
3 to 18 Months
Children Age
19 to 48 Months
Mean Observed Score Across 3 Plans
(Range of Individual Health Plan Scores)
Significance Across 3 Health PlansMean Observed Score (Range of Individual Health Plan Scores)Mean Observed Score (Range of Individual Health Plan Scores)Significance Between Age Groups
1.  Anticipatory guidance from providers66.1F = 10.3672.364.4F = 18.6
SD = 27.15(P = .000)SD = 23.8SD = 28.4(P = .000)
(60.5–73.1)(68.3–76.0)(59.2–71.9)
2.  Anticipatory guidance information from health plan* 67.5%F = 8.33 75.4% 65.1%X2 = 4.23
(60.9–75.8)(P = .000)(70.5–85.6)(60.7–72.2)(P = .04)
3.  Follow-up for children at risk for developmental problems** 52.7%F = 16.8 60.5%50%X2 = 2.14
(35.5–65.7)(P = .000)(30.0–65.6)(47.7–50.4)(P = .15)
4.  Assessment of psychosocial well-being and safety in the family* 16.8%F = 1.83 20.1% 15.9%X2 = .98
(15.2–19.2)(P = .16)(18.5–21.0)(16.8–25.0)(P = .33)
5.  Assessment of smoking, drug, and alcohol use in the family* 51.2%X2 = 34.156.7%** 49.4%X2 = 9.5
(53.8–59.3)(P = .000)(55.2–70.6)(23.3–28.7)(P = .01)
6.  Family-centered care56.4F = 2.1960.355.3F = 33.6
SD = 25.15(P = .12)SD = 23.2SD = 25.7(P = .06)
(53.8–59.3)(55.2–70.6)(52.3–58.0)
7.  Helpfulness and effect of information from providers and plan on confidence64.8F = 3.0668.163.8F = 5.2
SD = 23.4(P = .048)SD = 20.9SD = 24(P= .02)
(62.0–68.0)(65.5–77.8)(60.6–63.1)
  • * Scored as average percentage of “yes” responses across items comprising measure.

  • ** Rate-based score.