Assessing the health status of children entering foster care.

  title={Assessing the health status of children entering foster care.},
  author={Robin G Chernoff and T Combs-orme and Christina Risley-Curtiss and A Heisler},
  volume={93 4},
OBJECTIVE Most research on health problems of children in foster care has been cross-sectional, resulting in overselection of children who have been in care long-term and underrepresentation of children who are in care for a short time. METHODOLOGY This paper reports on the health of a large cohort of children who had complete health examinations at the time of entry into foster care in a middle-size city during a 2-year period. RESULTS Results indicate that > 90% of the children had an… CONTINUE READING

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