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Care Process Models (CPMs) promote evidence based, safe, and high-value care for patients with common or high-risk clinical conditions when national or international guidelines are not available or applicable. CPMs are informed by methodical review of scientific literature and the consensus of a multidisciplinary committee of subject matter experts and key stakeholders at Children’s Mercy Kansas City. Processes within CPMs may be specific to Children’s Mercy Kansas City and should be evaluated before applying to a different setting.   

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Inclusion criteria: 

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children from age 4 years to 18 years. 

Committee members involved in the development: 

  • Sarah Soden, MD | Department of Developmental and Behavioral Health | Committee Chair 
  • Simone Moody, PhD | Department of Developmental and Behavioral Health| Committee Member
  • Lisa Campbell, MD | Department of Developmental and Behavioral Health | Committee Member 
  • Jarrod Dusin, MS, RD, LD, CPHQ | Evidence Based Practice | Committee Member 

Publication dates: 

  • Finalized date: April 2021 
  • Next expected revision date: April 2024 

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This care process model does not establish a standard of care to be followed in every case. It is recognized that each case is different, and those individuals involved in providing health care are expected to use their judgment in determining what is in the best interests of the patient based on the circumstances existing at the time. It is impossible to anticipate all possible situations that may exist and to prepare care process models for each. Accordingly, this care process model should guide care with the understanding that departures from them may be required at times.