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Medicaid Acronym of the Day – URI

Upper Respiratory Infection – Appropriate Treatment for Children With Upper Respiratory Infection . The percentage of children 3 months–18 years of age who were given a diagnosis of upper respiratory infection (URI) and were not dispensed an antibiotic prescription. *The measure is reported as an inverted rate [1 – (numerator/eligible population)]. A higher rate indicates appropriate treatment of children with URI (i.e., the proportion for whom antibiotics were not prescribed).

Further reading

https://providers.optimahealth.com/clinicalreference/Pages/Avoidance-of-Antibiotic-Use.aspx

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