Well Visits for Children
During a child’s first few years of life, he or she experiences a period of rapid growth and change. Children should visit their doctors frequently during this time. At these visits, health care providers check a child’s growth, as well as cognitive and physical development.
At Partners HealthCare, we track our performance on well-child visits for children with that are part of the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS), a set of measures used than 90 percent of U.S. health plans to measure performance and improve quality on a broad range of health issues.
The well-child visit measure looks at the percentage of pediatric patients, 0-15 months of age, who had at least 6 well-infant visits with a doctor or health care provider in the first 15 months of life.
This measure shows the percent of patients between the ages of 3 and 6 years who had at least one well-child visit during the past year.
This measure looks at the percent of adolescent patients between the ages of 12 and 21 who had at least one well visit in the past year.