Child health policy in the U.S.: the paradox of consensus.

@article{Sardell1990ChildHP,
  title={Child health policy in the U.S.: the paradox of consensus.},
  author={Alice Sardell},
  journal={Journal of health politics, policy and law},
  year={1990},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={271-304}
}
  • Alice Sardell
  • Published 1990 in Journal of health politics, policy and law
The U.S. spends more of its total GNP on health services than any other nation, yet it has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the industrialized world. Young American children are immunized at rates that are one-half those of Western Europe, Canada, and Israel. In the mid-1980s, a consensus among policymakers on the need for federal action to improve child health services resulted in the expansion of Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and young children and the separation of… CONTINUE READING
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