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Q-METRIC: Quality Measurement, Evaluation, Testing, Review, and Implementation Consortium

The quality of health care for children in the United States is far from optimal; assessing levels of care is an essential first step to identify areas for change. The Quality Measurement, Evaluation, Testing, Review, and Implementation Consortium (Q-METRIC) at the University of Michigan is devoted to developing quality measures designed to gauge how consistently everyday care for children measures up to established best practices. The Q-METRIC team, led by principal investigator Gary Freed, MD, MPH, has conceptualized and tested more than 50 quality measures, working with expert panels, research clinicians, and data specialists.

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Parents and Baby

Matthew M. Davis, M.D., M.A.P.P.

Matthew M. Davis, M.D., M.A.P.P., is Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Health System and Professor of Public Policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan. Dr. Davis earned his M.D. cum laude from Harvard Medical School and trained in pediatrics and internal medicine at the Children's Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He trained in public policy and health services research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar and Irving Harris Child Policy Fellow at the University of Chicago.

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Research from the National Poll on Children's Health

More Parents Could Be Putting the Brakes on their Teen Drivers

Teen drivers are at the highest risk for crashes and crash-related fatalities. Teens are particularly vulnerable to distractions while driving. In September 2015, the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health asked parents of teens 13-18 years old and teens themselves about limits placed on driving circumstances that can increase a teen driver’s risk of a crash.