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Pediatric fqhc

Julia B Nath, Shaughnessy Costigan, Feng Lin, Eric Vittinghoff, Renee Y Hsia
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether increasing access to federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) in California was associated with decreased rates of emergency department (ED) use by children without insurance or insured by Medicaid. METHODS: We combined several data sets to longitudinally analyze 58 California counties between 2005 and 2013. We defined access to FQHCs by county using 2 measures: FQHC sites per 100 square miles between 2005 and 2012 and percentage of Medicaid-insured and uninsured children served by FQHCs from 2008 to 2013...
October 2016: Pediatrics
Judith Fifield, Julia McQuillan, Melanie Martin-Peele, Vitaly Nazarov, Andrea J Apter, Thomas Babor, Joseph Burleson, Robert Cushman, Jeri Hepworth, Eric Jackson, Susan Reisine, Joseph Sheehan, Joan Twiggs
BACKGROUND: Asthma, a leading chronic disease of children, currently affects about 6.2 million (8.5%) children in the United States. Despite advances in asthma research and availability of increasingly effective therapy, many children do not receive appropriate medications to control the disease, have over-reliance on reliever medication, and lack systematic follow-up care. The situation is even worse for poor inner-city and minority children who have significantly worse asthma rates, severity, and outcomes...
September 2010: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
Philip J Smith, Noelle-Angelique Molinari, Lance E Rodewald
BACKGROUND: Underinsured children are covered by private health insurance that does not cover the cost of vaccines, are not entitled to receive publicly purchased vaccines at no cost through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program unless they receive doses at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or a Rural Health Center (RHC), may be referred by their primary care providers to health department clinics (HDCs) for vaccinations, and may have lower vaccination coverage for new and more expensive vaccines...
December 2009: Pediatrics
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