This June 15 webinar will introduce the Pediatric Integrated Care Survey, a validated instrument from Boston Children’s Hospital that assesses family experience of care integration. The survey asks family respondents to identify the members of their child's/youth's care team and report on their experiences with integration across disciplines, institutions, and communities. The family perception of care integration is essential in identifying opportunities to improve processes of care coordination and care management. Join us!
Pediatric patients and their families rountinely should have the opportunity to give feedback on the health services they receive, and should have their feedback thoughtfully considered by providers, says Edward L. Schor, MD.
Limited access to mental health services for children is a well-recognized national problem. The authors suggest that while increasing the supply of providers is a challenge, a demand side approach offers a promising strategy to addressing access issues. Preventing the development or reducing the severity of child and adolescent emotional disorders hold great promise as cost-effective ways to reduce the demand for scarce services, they write.
Nearly half of children with special health care needs rely on Medicaid. Edwin Park of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities provides an analysis of the consequences of changing Medicaid to a block grant program.