Edward L . Schor

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BACKGROUND Parent/consumer-reported data is valuable and necessary for population-based assessment of many key child health and health care quality measures relevant to both the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) of 2009 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to(More)
WHY A TASK FORCE ON THE FAMILY? The practice of pediatrics is unique among medical specialties in many ways, among which is the nearly certain presence of a parent when health care services are provided for the patient. Regardless of whether parents or other family members are physically present, their influence is pervasive. Families are the most central(More)
The field of pediatrics in the US began in late-nineteenth century urban slums, where young children were monitored to ensure they received safe milk and mothers were educated about nutrition and hygiene. The subsequent reduction of infectious disease through sanitation and vaccination, and a continuing appreciation of the powerful impact of the social(More)
BACKGROUND The increasing scope of health supervision recommendations challenges well-child care delivery in the United States. Comparison of the United States with other countries' delivery systems may highlight different assumptions as well as structural approaches for consideration. OBJECTIVE Our goal was to describe the process of well-child care(More)
OBJECTIVE To generate a national picture of performance in the area of preventive and developmental services for children aged 4 to 35 months using 4 composite quality measures in the areas of 1) anticipatory guidance and parental education, 2) screening for family psychosocial risks, 3) screening for smoking and drug and alcohol use in the home, and 4)(More)
The placement of children in foster care is a signal that families are in trouble and that our social system is struggling. Foster care, designed to provide remedial services to the child and family and thus to facilitate family reconstitution, often fails. Health care of children in foster care cannot be separated from the circumstances that led to their(More)
Medicaid's child health program, Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT), emphasizes health promotion and disease prevention as vehicles to ensure that children are ready for school and able to succeed in life. Required components of preventive care can be mapped to specific health outcomes that are important attributes of school(More)
Despite decades of enormous investment in research and public programs, the United States continues to face pandemics of preventable health problems such as low birth weight, teenage pregnancy, drug abuse, and interpersonal violence. With some justification, these problems have been blamed on the failings of families. The reasons why families may function(More)
National health systems are intended to provide equal access to health-care services to whole populations. However, they do not seem to address successfully the problem of social class differentials in access to health care, in particular access to preventive care. This study examines the relationship between the socioeconomic status (SES) of families and(More)