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DQA Measure Activities

PUBLIC COMMENT: Interim Report on the Testing of Measures Related to ED Visits for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Non-Traumatic Dental Conditions by Adults

The Dental Quality Alliance (DQA) calls for review of its Interim Report on the DQA Adult Oral Health Performance Measures Testing project prepared under contract with the University of California San Francisco (PI: Eni Obadan-Udoh, DDS, MPH, Dr.Med.Sc.) and the University of Iowa (PI: Susan McKernan, DMD, MS, PhD). This report is to update the stakeholder community on the measure specifications and to highlight key findings and decisions to date, as well as seek feedback on the testing process for the following adult oral health performance measures: 

(1) Ambulatory Care Sensitive Emergency Department Visits for Non-Traumatic Dental Related Reasons in Adults

(2) Follow-up after Emergency Department Visits for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Non-Traumatic Dental Related Reasons in Adults 

We are asking that you take the time to review the attached interim report and provide your responses to the DQA at dqa@ada.org by May 15, 2019.

Practice Level Measure Development: Current Projects Underway

The DQA is currently testing a starter set of practice level pediatric quality measures for feasibility, validity, reliability and usability:

  • Sealants for children 6-9 years old at elevated risk
  • Sealants for children 10-14 years old at elevated risk
  • Topical fluoride for children at elevated risk
  • Care continuity

Program Level Measure Development: Current Projects Underway 

The DQA is currently testing the following adult quality measures for feasibility, validity, reliability and usability.

Program Level Measures Identified for Future Development

The DQA currently has several measures for adult, pediatric, and the nursing home population under consideration for testing:

DQA Measures Testing Final Reports 

Environmental Scan 

DQA Annual Measure Review Reports

Measure Development Process