Mangione-Smith R, Zhou C, Williams DJ, Johnson DP, Kenyon CC, Tyler A, Quinonez R, Vachani J, McGalliard J, Tieder JS, Simon TD, Wilson KM. Pediatric Respiratory Illness Measurement System (PRIMES) Scores and Outcomes. Pediatrics. 2019 Dec;144(144). PMID: 31350359 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC6855826
The Pediatric Respiratory Illness Measurement System (PRIMES) generates condition-specific composite quality scores for asthma, bronchiolitis, croup, and pneumonia in hospital-based settings. We sought to determine if higher PRIMES composite scores are associated with improved health-related quality of life, decreased length of stay (LOS), and decreased reuse.