benchmarks

Sick-to-Well Visit Ratio Update

A question on the SOAPM list this morning made me realize that I haven't updated the S:W ratio data here in quite some time. The ratio has maintained a steady drop since we started measuring and with good reasons:
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HPV Coverage

Last week, there was discussion on the SOAPM list about HPV coverage rates and the factors that affect it. There is some consensus that the importance of this vaccine is more difficult to communicate to parents as many of them (illogically) relate it...
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VFC Flu Vaccine Delay Survey

Yes, I am asking you to complete another survey. But it's vital and fast - and needs to be done this weekend! And the topic is especially timely. Our last survey here got picked up by the national media. Let's see what we can do here to change VFC va...
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Vaccine Refusal Policy Survey

I am trying to get an understanding of the relative percentage of pediatric practices who have vaccination requirements for their patients. I don't know for certain how common it really is - my gut feeling is that far more practices try to limit thei...
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Podcasts/Chip Hart

Available on iTunes
I had a great time speaking to Drs. Bravo and Rogu on their growing podcast, The Pediatric Lounge, to discuss the state of independent pediatricians and the use of data in a pediatric practice. They are cranking out episodes (which is a good thing) and anyone who supports independent pediatricians should tune in to their effort. What they are doing takes a tremendous amount of work and their guest list is amazing (well, besides me). They turned our conversation into back-to-back episodes (32 and 33), "Independent Pediatric Practice 2022" and "Data Data Data and Managing a Pediatric Office." If you prefer video, you catch up on their YouTube channel.
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