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Case Study: Scoring the PEDS

Giving the PEDS - Click for larger view

Scoring is completed by the provider and takes just a few moments. Concerns registered in the survey generally correspond to checkboxes on the scoring form. If the parent has noted a concern but hasn’t left any comments, there may be a literacy problem on the part of the parent. At that point we review all the questions for more detail.

No parent concerns are ignored, even if the parent is not concerned after discussing it with the provider and even if the concern doesn’t correspond directly to a developmental issue.

This is one of the unexpected benefits of screening – we are finding concerning issues that previously were not on our radars.

Scoring forms are kept in the patient’s medical record and are tracked with each visit. An electronic version is available but we STILL use paper charts!

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