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Objectives: The quality of child care is of increasing national concern. Federal initiatives are recommending child care health consultation to promote healthy, safe, and developmentally appropriate care. However, few studies have investigated the implementation of this recommendation. The...
Objective: To determine the relative importance of enrollee, physician, medical group, and healthcare plan characteristics as determinants of healthcare use and expenditures in commercially insured children <18 years of age enrolled in managed care health plans. We focused on the effects of age...
Objective: Infant mortality has been reduced dramatically with the development of perinatal regionalized high-technology care. Our objective was to assess use of high technology care among women with high-risk pregnancies in the urban and rural United States. Methods: The 1988 National Maternal...
Objective: To determine the extent to which Medicaid finances early childhood development services, either on a capitated or fee-for-service basis, and to gauge future interest in financing such services. Methods: We analyzed state Medicaid managed care contracts in effect in April 1998 in 45...
Objective: To explore trends in mother–child healthcare (MCHC) research over the past 30 years. Methods: Classifications of Medline articles were made at 5-year intervals using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) as classifiers. Papers were classified in mutually and non-mutually exclusive...
Objective: Concerns about financial barriers to vaccination led to the creation of the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program, which provides free vaccines to states for disadvantaged children. Our objective was to understand the effect of free vaccine and insurance on pediatric nurse...
Objective: Errors in the measurement of the timing and number of prenatal care visits may produce downward bias in estimates of the impact of prenatal care use on birth outcomes. This paper examines the extent of attenuation bias from measurement error in the estimation of the effect of prenatal...
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