Assessment of acute otitis externa and otitis media with effusion performance measures in otolaryngology practices

  title={Assessment of acute otitis externa and otitis media with effusion performance measures in otolaryngology practices},
  author={Milesh Patel and Lee D. Eisenberg and David L. Witsell and Kristine Schulz},
  journal={Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery},
  pages={490 - 494}
Objective To evaluate the acute otitis externa and otitis media with effusion performance measure sets in a clinical setting and provide preliminary data on measure compliance. Study Design and Setting Quality improvement study. Subjects and Methods Convenience sampling (N = 84) was performed at five sites of ENT and Allergy Associates, LLC. Results Physicians reported prescribing topical antibiotic preparations and assessing for auricular or periauricular pain in 98% of acute otitis externa… Expand
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