Pulmonary and sleep medicine procedures volume
Why we measure it - Research shows physicians and hospitals that treat a large number of patients tend to provide a higher level of care and have better outcomes for treatments and procedures.
What this means - More families are choosing our center for their child's care. Families recognize that complex testing is best performed in a pediatric hospital.
About the data - These data reflect the number of procedures performed by our specialists from 2010 through 2013.
Related dimensions of care:
- Our physicians see children in the Pulmonary Clinic and Sleep Center at two locations: Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin New Berlin Clinic. This allows families to have a greater selection in clinic times and locations.
- Performing pulmonary function tests for children can be challenging; obtaining accurate results is even more difficult. Our credentialed pulmonary function technologists are licensed respiratory care practitioners who are experts in providing testing services for children.
- A pediatric pulmonologist interprets the pulmonary function tests. Results are faxed to the ordering physician within two to three business days. Urgent results usually can be provided the same day.
- Bronchoscopies are performed by physicians trained in pediatric pulmonary problems.
- Our pediatric pulmonary specialists are part of a multidisciplinary program called the Airway, Digestive and Voice Center to care for children with complex aerodigestive abnormalities that impact breathing, voice, swallowing and feeding.
- Our sleep technologists are all Wisconsin state-licensed respiratory care practitioners and/or registered polysomnography technicians, so they are able to care for medically complex children. Physicians interpreting the sleep studies all are board certified in sleep medicine.