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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.

Continuing research on eating disorders treatments

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.

The Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders has partnered with Daniel Le Grange, Ph.D., Benioff UCSF Professor in Children’s Health in the Department of Psychiatry and Department of Pediatrics, and director of the Eating Disorders Program. He also is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at The University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Le Grange serves as a research consultant to Children’s Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders, working on an effectiveness trial comparing Family-Based Treatment (FBT) to Enhanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-E) for adolescents. As a treatment developer of Family-Based Treatment, he also provides ongoing clinical supervision and consultation to the CTED team in FBT.”

Internationally known Daniel Le Grange, PhD, eating disorders director in the child and adolescent psychiatry division of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco (USCF) is a research consultant to Children’s working on an effectiveness trial comparing family based treatment to CBT-E for adolescents, and assisting with assessing all eating disorder patients and tracking our outcomes.

Two specific treatments have emerged as the leading evidence-based treatments:

  • Family-based treatment (FBT) for children and adolescents
  • Enhanced cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT-E) for adults.

Evidence suggests that CBT-E is also effective in treating adolescents. At the Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders, all clinicians have been trained in FBT and CBT-E (as well as our other offered treatments) and receive ongoing consultation from the developers of these treatments.

Our clinicians and researchers are working with experts to evaluate evidence based treatments in our clinic as well as developing new and innovative treatment for children and adolescents with eating disorders, including ARFID.

Learn more about research at Children’s.