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Achieving better health care outcomes for children in foster care.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19358924     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article reviews the challenges health care systems face as they attempt to improve health care outcomes for children in foster care. It discusses several of the promising health care strategies occurring outside the perimeter of child welfare and identifies some of the key impasses in working alongside efforts in child welfare reform. The authors posit that the greatest impasse in establishing a reasonable quality of health care for these children is placement instability, in which children move frequently among multiple homes and in and out of the child welfare system. The authors propose potential strategies in which efforts to improve placement stability can serve as a vehicle for multidisciplinary reform across the health care system.
Robin Mekonnen; Kathleen Noonan; David Rubin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric clinics of North America     Volume:  56     ISSN:  1557-8240     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-10     Completed Date:  2009-05-29     Revised Date:  2009-06-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401126     Medline TA:  Pediatr Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  405-15     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child Abuse / legislation & jurisprudence*,  prevention & control
Child Health Services / legislation & jurisprudence*,  statistics & numerical data
Child Welfare / legislation & jurisprudence*
Community Mental Health Services / legislation & jurisprudence
Foster Home Care / legislation & jurisprudence*,  statistics & numerical data
Health Services Accessibility / legislation & jurisprudence
Health Services Needs and Demand / organization & administration*
Interprofessional Relations
Primary Health Care / organization & administration
United States / epidemiology
Grant Support

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