Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Reduce frequent ear infections (otitis media) in children

Baseline: 48.0 per 1,000 children under 17 years had 3 or more ear infections in the past 12 months in 2018

Target: 43.2 per 1,000 children

Target Setting Method
Percent improvement

Summary

Ear infections are the most common reason that children see health care providers. They’re also the most common reason that children get antibiotics, which contributes to antibiotic resistance. In addition, some children who get ear infections have temporary hearing loss and speech delays, and many need surgery. Training health care providers to prevent ear infections in children can help reduce frequent infections.