Lack of financial barriers to pediatric cochlear implantation: impact of socioeconomic status on access and outcomes.

@article{Chang2010LackOF,
  title={Lack of financial barriers to pediatric cochlear implantation: impact of socioeconomic status on access and outcomes.},
  author={David T. Chang and Alvin B Ko and Gail S Murray and James E. Arnold and Cliff A. Megerian},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={136 7},
  pages={648-57}
}
OBJECTIVES (1) To analyze if socioeconomic status influences access to cochlear implantation in an environment with adequate Medicaid reimbursement. (2) To determine the impact of socioeconomic status on outcomes after unilateral cochlear implantation. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital (tertiary referral center), Cleveland, Ohio. PARTICIPANTS Pediatric patients (age range, newborn to 18 years) who… CONTINUE READING