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Healthcare utilization and expenditures for low income children with sickle cell disease.

Authors
  • Raphael, Jean L
  • Dietrich, Craig L
  • Whitmire, Deborah
  • Mahoney, Donald H
  • Mueller, Brigitta U
  • Giardino, Angelo P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Publisher
Wiley (John Wiley & Sons)
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2009
Volume
52
Issue
2
Pages
263–267
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1002/pbc.21781
PMID: 18837428
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Low-income children with SCD demonstrate significantly higher healthcare utilization for inpatient care, emergency center care, and home health care compared to children with similar socio-demographic characteristics. A substantial proportion of children with SCD may fail to meet minimum guidelines for outpatient primary and hematology comprehensive care.

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