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Population based studies have found that approximately 33% of children with cerebral palsy are at risk for progressive lateral hip displacement/subluxation during childhood. There is growing evidence supporting the practice of hip surveillance for children with cerebral palsy and many developed countries have established national and state surveillance programs. However, across POSNA there is a lack of consensus regarding a radiographic hip screening protocol for children with cerebral palsy. Therefore, the purpose of this quality initiative was to develop a POSNA-wide radiographic hip screening schedule using a Modified Delphi technique. A group of 24 pediatric orthopedic surgeons participated in the Modified Delphi technique to achieve consensus regarding a hip radiographic screening protocol. The development of a POSNA - wide radiographic hip screening protocol has the potential to standardize screening practices across our society, decrease practice variation and ultimately improve the quality of health care delivery for children with cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular conditions.