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- To examine compliance of Medicaid-renewal applications to established state guidelines for reading level of Medicaid-related materials.
- The dynamic change in the United States occurring in the diversity of pediatric populations and in health care will dramatically influence many dimensions of care, teaching, research, and advocacy in academic general pediatrics. By 2025, the nonwhite and Hispanic pediatric population will increase to 50% (Figure 1),1,2 leading the demographic change that is projected to occur in the whole United States population by 2050. This shift in population demographics is occurring concurrently with significant changes in both health care funding and the sophistication and complexity of systems caring for children, accentuated by an explosion of information technology.
- To examine obesity diagnosis, obesity-related counseling, and laboratory testing rates among obese pediatric patients seen in US preventive outpatient visits and to determine patient, provider, and practice-level factors that are associated with obesity diagnosis.
- The affordable care Act (ACA) became law in March 2010.1 Although its full impact on Americans and the American health care system will unfold over many years, it represents fundamental change for patients and health care. Many may wonder how the law affects children and the health professionals who serve them. Some of the most publicized aspects of ACA (eg, guaranteed access to parents’ coverage for children aged less than 26 years, prohibitions against coverage denials for children aged less than 19 years with preexisting conditions) will directly help children, youth, and young adults.
- National public opinion polls indicate that a majority of Americans favor expanding the federal government's role in regulating health care to ensure coverage for all Americans.1 Polls conducted prior to the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act indicate that an increasing number of Americans were not satisfied with the proposed health care reforms.2,3 National physician surveys indicate that most physicians also believe that a larger portion of the population should have health insurance coverage and favor expanding the government's involvement to achieve this.
- Anxiety and depression are common among youth and are associated with significant morbidity. Few youth with depression are diagnosed and receive treatment for these disorders. The purpose of this study was to examine the rate of recognition and management among an insured population and the factors associated with evidence of detection among youth.