Jeffrey L Goldhagen

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In medical literature, child maltreatment is considered as a public-health problem or an issue of harm to individuals, but less frequently as a violation of children's human rights. Public-health approaches emphasise monitoring, prevention, cost-effectiveness, and population strategies; protective approaches concentrate on the legal and professional(More)
PURPOSE Great variations exist in child health outcomes among states in the United States, with southern states consistently ranked among the lowest in the country. Investigation of the geographical distribution of children's health status and the regional factors contributing to these outcomes has been neglected. We attempted to identify the degree to(More)
The demographics of children in the United States and the determinants of child health outcomes are evolving rapidly. This evolution will require those responsible for children's health and well-being to acquire new skills and access new resources in the future to ensure the relevance of the field of pediatrics to the health of children. The objective of(More)
BACKGROUND Children with chronic complex-medical conditions comprise a small minority of children who require substantial healthcare with major implications for hospital utilization and costs in pediatrics. Community-Based Pediatric Palliative Care (CBPPC) provides a holistic approach to patient care that can improve their quality of life and lead to(More)
Upon publication of the original article [1], minor errors were noticed in the Article Title. This has now been corrected in this erratum. Instead of: " Community-based pediatric palliative care for health related quality of life, hospital utilization and costs lessons learned from a pilot study " The Title should read: " The impact of community-based(More)
T he United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) came into force 25 years ago as the first human rights document focused solely on children. 1 The articles of the CRC are concordant with the underlying precepts of pediatrics and public health. Yet, despite ongoing changes in the social-ecology of health, more than a half-century of(More)
In their report in this month' s issue of Pediatrics, Toomey et al 1 analyzed data from the National Survey of Children' s Health related to parental rating of their children' s receipt of care coordination. The authors found that 41% of all parents, and 72% of parents of children with special health care needs, reported that their child needed some type of(More)
As a result of the work completed during the meeting and summarized at the last session, 4 implementation groups have been established as the organizational framework for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)-Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) Equity Project. This project will be the mechanism by which the RCPCH and the AAP will(More)
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