We share our outcomes with you

Choosing where to bring your child for care is a major decision. We understand you want all the information you can get. And you want it in a clear, straightforward form that helps you make the right choice for your family.

That’s why we share our outcomes with you. In medicine, “outcomes” measure the end results of a treatment. By comparing our outcomes with those of other hospitals, locally and nationally, you can see how we rank in terms of keeping patients safe and healthy.

See how Children’s ranks on six quality of care measures. Learn more.

Finding new ways to improve comfort and care

The pediatric concussion program is committed to improving our understanding, treatment, and outcomes of children who sustain concussion. To that end, members of our team are engaged in a variety of research projects focused on understanding mild traumatic brain injury and how best to help children and teens recover.

At Children’s, we focus on research and innovations that make a difference at the bedside. From improving day-to-day quality of life for children and teens, to developing new pain management approaches and adopting cutting-edge technologies, our research is completely kid- and family-focused.

Children’s is engaged in many types of research, including investigator-initiated studies (led by a Children’s clinician), as well as externally sponsored multicenter trials, observational studies and registries.

Research studies are ongoing in all areas of the hospital and clinics, but read more about concussion research below.

Differences in Rate of Recovery from Concussion in Children Injured During the School Year vs. Summer Months; Robert Doss, PsyD, Mary Dentz, CNP, Kara Seaton, MD, Joseph Petronio, MD, Julie Mills, CNP, Jane Allen, CNP and Meysam Kabriaei, MD

Are there differences in symptom presentation and recovery in sports-related vs. non-sports-related pediatric concussion? Robert Doss, PsyD, Kara Seaton, MD, Joseph Petronio, MD, and Rae Lyons,

Development of a Decision Rule for Children at High Risk of Prolonged Post-Concussive Syndrome
Kara Seaton, MD Robert Doss, PsyD, Joseph Petronio, MD, Henry Ortega, MD, Anupam Kharbanda, MD

The Role of Gender and Age in Pediatric Sports-Related Concussions
Julie Mills, APRN, CNP, Robert Doss, PsyD, Meghan Rosenkrantz, Mary Koolmo, APRN, CNP, Joseph Petronio, MD and Kara Seaton, MD

Characteristics of Vision Deficits In Pediatric Concussion Patients
Alexander Petronio, John Bedingham, Robert Doss, PsyD, Joseph Petronio, MD, Mary Koolmo, APRN, CNP, Teanna Nelson, Elaine Walin, Evan Ballard, Ann Hickson, Douglas Hyder, MD


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