TITLE

CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME: Families Are More Likely to Receive Resources at Time of Diagnosis Than in Early Childhood

AUTHOR(S)
Bascetta, Cynthia A.
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
GAO Reports;10/8/2010, preceding p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Documents
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an analysis on the medical care expenditure and resources receive by families of children with down syndrome in the U.S. It examines the extent of medical care receive by children with down syndrome and the resources receive by families through their health care providers as well as the barriers in using the resources. Analysis of Medicaid data reveals that medical care expenditures of children with down syndrome were higher at the time of diagnosis than in early childhood.
ACCESSION #
55120221

 

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