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Information about the PHDS
To date, more than 45,000 surveys have been collected by 10 Medicaid agencies, four health plans, 38 pediatric practices, and nationally through the National Survey of Early Childhood Health (NSECH). Components of the PHDS are also in the National Survey of Children's Health.
The PHDS has been endorsed by the National Quality Forum as a valid measure for system, plan and provider-level assessment of patients' experiences with preventive and developmental health care. The PHDS can be administered by mail, telephone, online and in pediatric offices. It is available in English and Spanish. Funding for the development of the PHDS tools and resources has been supported by the Commonwealth Fund.
Below are common questions about the development, testing and use of the PHDS and the related answers that provide important background and descriptive information.