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Grand Rounds: The power of databases - Advancing pediatric healthcare practice and policies


By Matt Hall, PhD , Children’s Hospital Association

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Describe health services research. 2. Explore available databases commonly used for health services research. 3. Demonstrate how health services research has advanced practice and policies.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Health services research is evolving, and it examines how people get access to health care, how much care costs, and what happens to patients as a result of this care. Its main goal is to identify the most effective ways to organize, manage, finance, and deliver high-quality care.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour(s)

Expiration Date for CE/CME Credit:


Method of Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CE/CME credit.


Matt Hall, PhD has identified that he has no financial relationships with any ineligible companies.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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Diagnostic Testing and Hospital Outcomes of Children with Neurologic Impairment and Bacterial Pneumonia  J Pediatr. 2016  Thomson J, Hall M, Berry JG, Stone B, Ambroggio L, Srivastava R, Shah SS

Development and Use of a Calculator to Measure Pediatric Low-Value Care Delivered in US Children’s Hospitals  JAMA Netw Open. 2021  House S, Hall M, Ralston S, Marin J, Coon E, Schroeder A, et al.

Identifying Conditions With High Prevalence, Cost, and Variation in Cost in US Children's Hospitals JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Gill P, Anwar MR, Thavam T, Hall M, Rodean J, Kaiser S, Srivastava R, Keren R, Mahant S, Pediatric Research in Inpatient Setting (PRIS) Network

Healthcare Encounter and Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Children’s Hospitals   J. Hosp. Med. 2021  Synhorst D, Bettenhausen J, Hall M, Thurm C, Shah S, Auger K, Williams D, Morse R, Berry J

State spending on public benefit programs and child maltreatment  Pediatrics, 2021  Puls H, Hall M, Anderst J, Gurley T, Perrin J, Chung P

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