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Fragmented care for inner-city minority children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Authors
  • Guevara, James P
  • Feudtner, Chris
  • Romer, Daniel
  • Power, Thomas
  • Eiraldi, Ricardo
  • Nihtianova, Snejana
  • Rosales, Aracely
  • Ohene-Frempong, Janet
  • Schwarz, Donald F
Type
Published Article
Journal
PEDIATRICS
Publisher
American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2005
Volume
116
Issue
4
Identifiers
PMID: 16199679
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Using a root cause analysis framework, we identified system- and human-level factors that were perceived to impede communication and coordination of care for this population of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. These results suggest that better organizational policies that define provider responsibilities and accountability, support the coordination of care, bridge relationships between agencies, and provide additional education and resources may improve collaboration. Additional study is needed to assess the generalizability of these finding to other settings.

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