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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Children with ADHD: Challenges to Measuring Quality of Care

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  • Correct diagnosis (DSM IV criteria)
  • Stimulant and behavior management
  • Periodic follow-up
  • Assessing symptom progress


  • Improved attentiveness and hyperactivity


For ADHD, process measures may include-correct diagnosis, stimulant and behavior management, periodic follow-up and assessing symptom progress with the outcome measure being improved attentiveness and hyperactivity

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