HMOs and the barriers to access for the pediatric population requiring emergency medical services.

@article{Uva1996HMOsAT,
  title={HMOs and the barriers to access for the pediatric population requiring emergency medical services.},
  author={Jane L. Uva},
  journal={Pediatric emergency care},
  year={1996},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={
          189-200
        }
}
The main objectives of this study are to analyze the Massachusetts Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) in order to determine their standard definition of an emergency, the HMOs instructions for seeking emergency care, and distribution of such instructions for the pediatric population. A 15-question survey concerning pediatric emergency care policies and procedures was asked of each of the 20 HMOs contacted. Quarterly statements of each of the 20 HMOs were obtained from the Division of… CONTINUE READING
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