• Conference/Meeting
  • March 4-9, 2018

2018 Quality and Safety in Children's Health Conference

  • Concurrent
  • March 6, 2018
  • 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM

St. Luke’s Children’s Pediatric Care Coordination Acuity Tool

John Hanks, DO, Pediatrician, St. Luke's Children's Hospital St. Luke's Regional Medical Center
Claire Sitts, BA, Supervisor, Pediatric Care Coordination Program, St. Luke's Children's Hospital St. Luke's Regional Medical Center
Jared Vineyard, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, St. Luke's Children's Hospital St. Luke's Regional Medical Center

Summary: This presentation will demonstrate the predictive validity and feasibility of the Acuity Tool developed to stratify patients by medical complexity while accounting for social, family, school, and behavioral variables. 

Description: St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center provides services to over 83,000 pediatric patients. A need arose early in the development of care coordination services to identify patients by level of acuity and provide a common nomenclature to communicate patient need and utilization across the health system. The Acuity Tool was developed to identify patients by five tiers of increasing utilization and need. A retrospective chart review was conducted to examine the reliability and predictive power of the tool compared to other available stratification instruments. 

Learning Objectives: 

• Describe pediatric utilization by using a novel acuity tool.
• Describe opportunities to improve acuity tools for pediatric patients.

Session Recording

St. Luke’s Children’s Pediatric Care Coordination Acuity Tool

Quick Reference

  • Case study with example of how to use the Care Coordination Acuity Tool. Time: 5:03
  • How does the Acuity Tool stack up against other tools that are available. Time: 20:30