Systems and Standards

Measuring the Quality of Home Health Care for Children


Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Primary Contact

Carolyn Foster, MD, MSHS

Grant Amount

$199,768 for 24 months

Date Awarded

October 2017


To develop a measurement instrument to evaluate access to, and quality of, home health care for children with medical complexity. The instrument will assess issues such as timeliness, efficiency, effectiveness, safety, equity, expense and patient-centeredness.


Principal investigator, Carolyn Foster, MD, MSHS, presented this work at a briefing event hosted by Health Affairs, and provided the pediatric perspective on community care for high needs patients. View the recording (1:31:08) and read the featured Health Affairs article.

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