Quality Positioning System (QPS)

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0480e: PC-05 Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding
PC-05 Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding
STEWARD: The Joint Commission
Measure Description:
PC-05 assesses the rate of newborns exclusively fed breast milk during the newborn´s entire hospitalization. This measure is a part of a set of five nationally implemented measures that address perinatal care (PC-01: Elective Delivery, PC-02: Cesarean Section, PC-03: Antenatal Steroids, PC-04: Health Care-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Newborns). PC-05, Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding, is one of two measures in this set that have been reengineered as eCQMs and are included in the EHR Incentive Program and Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program.
Numerator Statement:
Newborns that were fed breast milk only since birth
Denominator Statement:
Single newborns with an estimated gestational age at birth of >=37 weeks who are born in the hospital and who did not have a diagnosis of galactosemia, were not subject to parenteral nutrition, and had a length of stay of less than or equal to 120 days.
- Newborns who were admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Newborns who were transferred to an acute care facility
- Newborns who expired during the hospitalization
Risk Adjustment:
Measure Type:
Measure Format:
Use in Federal Program:
Perinatal Health, Perinatal Health: Newborn Care
Non-Condition Specific:
Person-and Family-Centered Care
Care Setting:
National Quality Strategy Priorities:
Health and Well-Being
Actual/Planned Use:
Data Source:
Electronic Health Records, Other, Paper Medical Records
Level of Analysis:
Facility, Other
Target Population:
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Measure Steward Contact Information:
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Organization Name:
The Joint Commission
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Measure Disclaimer:
These performance measures are not clinical guidelines and do not establish a standard of medical care, and have not been tested for all potential applications. The measures and specifications are provided without warranty.
Last Updated Date:
Jan 11, 2018
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