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New draft quality measure on antipsychotics available for comment

July 02, 2014

A draft quality measure to assess the safe use of antipsychotics in children has been released for public comment on AHRQ’s United States Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK) website. The measure, “Use of Multiple Concurrent Antipsychotics in Children,” was released on the website by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), along with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). It was developed under the CMS/ONC Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act Project.

All feedback is sent to CMS and ONC for review. USHIK is an online, publicly accessible registry and repository of health care-related data, metadata and standards. USHIK is funded and directed by AHRQ with management support and partnership from CMS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.

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