Indiana Children's Special Health Care Services program: Impact of administrative changes on health care utilization, access to care, and unmet needs

Terrell W. Zollinger, Robert M. Saywell, Mark A. Smith, Rebecca L. Robinson, Nancy E. Knudson

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    Abstract

    In this study we assessed the impact of administrative changes occurring in 1993 on the Indiana Children's Special Health Care Services program. Responses from a 1994-1995 survey were compared with a 1991 survey. Unmet needs declined in 6 categories: primary medical care, hospital services, home nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and special equipment. Unmet needs remained the same in 6 categories: specialty care, speech therapy, respite care, parent support, child support, and sibling support. Unmet needs increased in 5 categories: dental care, mental health, transportation, housing modifications, and child and day care. Although program changes improved the health care needs of clients in many areas, additional efforts are still needed.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)349-364
    Number of pages16
    JournalChildren's Health Care
    Volume28
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
    • Developmental and Educational Psychology
    • Clinical Psychology

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