Health Care Reform for Children and Families

Refinancing and Restructuring the U.S. Child Health System

Published in: Changing the U.S. Health Care System: Key Issues in Health Services Policy and Management / Edited by R.M. Rice, Et al., (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Inc., 1996), Chapter 10, p. 227-254

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 1996

by Neal Halfon, Moira Inkelas, David L. Wood, Mark A. Schuster

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This chapter examines the key issues underlying the discrepancies between the needs of children and families and the current and evolving structure of health services in the U.S. The authors look at the characteristics of the U.S. health care system that influence children's access to care and describe ways that emerging models of care can be modified to provide more efficient and effective health services for children.

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