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Children's Health: Right treatment for upper respiratory infections

Upper respiratory tract infections include the common cold, sore throat, ear infections, laryngitis, and coughs. Medical experts agree that the right treatment is not necessarily the immediate prescription of antibiotics. This is because the majority of upper respiratory infections are due to a virus not a bacterial infection.

This measure shows the percent of children in each practice who had an upper respiratory infection and did NOT get an antibiotic. A higher number is better.

If your doctor's office is not listed it means there was not enough information available to report this measure.

Why it is important:
Having a cold doesn't always mean your child needs an antibiotic. Very often patients will get better by treating symptoms without antibiotics. Overusing antibiotics is not good because the bacteria develops resistance and over time antibiotics may become less effective. Making your child immune to antibiotics can make it harder to fight a serious infection later.

What you and your doctor should do:
Good health requires a partnership. Your doctor cannot do it alone. You and your doctor should talk about the best treatment plan to ensure that your child gets better with the lowest risk of side effects.

Get tips on talking to your doctor and asking the right questions

Greater Kansas City Area Average: 72.6%

National Average: 82.5%



Information for the 2008 report was provided by six commercial health plans which also included two managed Medicaid health plans. Information for the 2009 and 2010 reports were provided by five commercial health plans and did not include any Medicaid information. The 2011 report reflects information provided by four commercial health plans and also did not include any Medicaid information.


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Practice Name
#
Score
ARBOR CREEK FAMILY CARE ARBOR CREEK FAMILY CARE 58 58.6%
0.586
ASSOCIATES IN FAMILY CARE ASSOCIATES IN FAMILY CARE 33 60.6%
0.606
ASSOCIATES IN INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES IN INTERNAL MEDICINE 33 75.8%
0.758
BLUE SPRINGS FAMILY CARE CENTER BLUE SPRINGS FAMILY CARE CENTER 56 37.5%
0.375
CHILD CARE LTD CHILD CARE LTD 54 92.6%
0.926
CHILDREN'S MERCY HOSPITAL CHILDREN'S MERCY HOSPITAL 94 86.2%
0.862
CHILDREN'S MERCY SOUTH URGENT CARE CLINIC CHILDREN'S MERCY SOUTH URGENT CARE CLINIC 38 76.3%
0.763
COCKERELL & MC INTOSH COCKERELL & MC INTOSH 142 93%
0.93
COLLEGE PARK FAMILY CARE COLLEGE PARK FAMILY CARE 259 65.3%
0.653
CRADLE THROUGH COLLEGE CARE CRADLE THROUGH COLLEGE CARE 78 88.5%
0.885
CREEKWOOD FAMILY CARE CREEKWOOD FAMILY CARE 80 33.8%
0.338
ENCOMPASS MEDICAL GROUP ENCOMPASS MEDICAL GROUP 84 65.5%
0.655
GASHLAND CLINIC GASHLAND CLINIC 195 58.5%
0.585
HEALTH MIDWEST. COMPREHENSIVE CARE HEALTH MIDWEST. COMPREHENSIVE CARE 35 97.1%
0.971
HEALTHCARE FOR CHILDREN HEALTHCARE FOR CHILDREN 45 77.8%
0.778
INDEPENDENCE PEDIATRICS INDEPENDENCE PEDIATRICS 38 81.6%
0.816
JOHNSON COUNTY PEDIATRICS JOHNSON COUNTY PEDIATRICS 146 84.2%
0.842
KU MEDWEST KU MEDWEST 36 61.1%
0.611
KUPI DEPT OF PEDIATRIC KUPI DEPT OF PEDIATRIC 31 48.4%
0.484
LEAWOOD FAMILY CARE LEAWOOD FAMILY CARE 56 41.1%
0.411
LEAWOOD FAMILY PHYSICIANS LEAWOOD FAMILY PHYSICIANS 42 81%
0.81
LEE'S SUMMIT PHYSICIANS GROUP LEE'S SUMMIT PHYSICIANS GROUP 191 96.9%
0.969
NKC INTERNAL MEDICINE NKC INTERNAL MEDICINE 57 80.7%
0.807
NORTHLAND FAMILY CARE NORTHLAND FAMILY CARE 45 71.1%
0.711
PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES 161 86.3%
0.863
PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES OF OLATHE PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES OF OLATHE 78 79.5%
0.795
PEDIATRIC CARE NORTH PEDIATRIC CARE NORTH 105 90.5%
0.905
PEDIATRIC PROFESSIONALS PEDIATRIC PROFESSIONALS 32 96.9%
0.969
PEDIATRIC PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION PEDIATRIC PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION 78 88.5%
0.885
PRIORITY CARE PEDIATRICS PRIORITY CARE PEDIATRICS 39 69.2%
0.692
SHAWNEE MISSION PHYSICIANS GROUP SHAWNEE MISSION PHYSICIANS GROUP 115 80%
0.8
SUNFLOWER MEDICAL GROUP SUNFLOWER MEDICAL GROUP 73 78.1%
0.781
THE LIBERTY CLINIC THE LIBERTY CLINIC 86 70.9%
0.709
VILLAGE PEDIATRIC VILLAGE PEDIATRIC 76 85.5%
0.855