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New child health data show state-to-state differences in quality of care
Date:2/28/2008

me or race/ethnicity. The public and others are encouraged to take advantage of the federally funded Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health Web site at www.childhealthdata.org.

Additional findings of the survey include:

  • While nearly all children with special health care needs have some type of health insurance, 3.3 million are underinsured. The health benefits packages for one-third of currently insured children with special health care needs do not adequately cover needed services or have reasonable co-pays.

  • Only one-third of children with special needs who are Hispanic or who are living below the federal poverty level get coordinated and family-centered care from their health care providers.

  • Out-of-pocket medical costs exceeded $1,000 for 1 in 5 children with special health care needs during 2005-06.

  • Family members of nearly 2.5 million children with special health care needs had to cut back or stopped working because of their childs health conditions.

In the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs, 40,465 families were interviewed, covering an average of 800 or more children with special health care needs younger than 18 in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

To start searching the data in your state, visit: http://cshcndata.org/Dataquery/SurveyAreas.aspx?yid=2.
For more details about how the survey was conducted, visit: http://cshcndata.org/Content/LearnAboutTheSurvey.aspx.
For a fast glimpse of your state's profile, visit: http://cshcndata.org/Content/States.aspx?sid=2.


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Contact: Tamara Hargens-Bradley
hargenst@ohsu.edu
503-494-8231
Oregon Health & Science University
Source:Eurekalert

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