Quality of Children's Health Care

Online Video of a Promising Practices Network Policy Luncheon

Published Jan 24, 2008

by Elizabeth A. McGlynn

This is an online video presentation on research findings and recommendations related to the quality of pediatric health care in the United States.

This study, the largest and most comprehensive examination of health care quality for America’s children, assessed the extent to which care processes recommended for pediatric outpatients are delivered. Results show that children receive recommended care — including preventive care and screening services as well as standard care for common conditions — less than half the time. These results should dispel the common assumption that quality of care is not a problem for children.

This Policy Luncheon was hosted by the Promising Practices Network for Children, Families and Communities and the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California on December 4, 2007.


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