Quality Positioning System (QPS)

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2904: Contraceptive Care - Access to LARC
Contraceptive Care - Access to LARC
STEWARD: US Office of Population Affairs
Measure Description:
Percentage of women aged 15-44 years at risk of unintended pregnancy that is provided a long-acting reversible method of contraception (i.e., implants, intrauterine devices or systems (IUD/IUS).
It is an access measure because it is intended to identify situations in which women do not have access to the long-acting reversible methods of contraception (LARC), i.e., contraceptive implants and intrauterine devices.
Numerator Statement:
Women aged 15-44 years of age at risk of unintended pregnancy who were provided a long-acting reversible method of contraception (LARC), i.e., intrauterine device or implant.
Denominator Statement:
All women aged 15-44 years of age who are at risk of unintended pregnancy.
The following categories of women are excluded from the denominator: (1) those who are infecund for non-contraceptive reasons; (2) women who had a live birth in the last 2 months of the measurement year; or (3) women were still pregnant or their pregnancy outcome was unknown at the end of the year.
Risk Adjustment:
Measure Type:
Measure Format:
Use in Federal Program:
Perinatal Health, Perinatal Health: Newborn Care
Non-Condition Specific:
Access to Care, Primary Prevention
Care Setting:
National Quality Strategy Priorities:
Affordable Care: Access
Actual/Planned Use:
Data Source:
Level of Analysis:
Facility, Health Plan, Population: Regional and State
Target Population:
Children, Women
Measure Selection Attributes (Learn more):
Highest Opportunity for Improvement, Lowest Data Collection Burden
Measure Steward Contact Information:
For additional measure specification information, please contact the Measure Steward.
Organization Name:
US Office of Population Affairs
Email Address:
Website URL:

Measure Disclaimer:
Not applicable.
Current Activity:
Endorsement Maintenance: Perinatal and Women's Health Spring Cycle 2021
Last Updated Date:
Nov 22, 2019
Corresponding Measures:
Not Available
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Measure History:
Measure(s) Considered in Harmonization Request
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