Patterns of health care use that may identify young children who are at risk for maltreatment.

@article{Friedlaender2005PatternsOH,
  title={Patterns of health care use that may identify young children who are at risk for maltreatment.},
  author={Eron Y Friedlaender and David M. Rubin and Elizabeth R. Alpern and David S. Mandell and Cindy W. Christian and Evaline A. Alessandrini},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2005},
  volume={116 6},
  pages={1303-8}
}
OBJECTIVES Early identification of children who are at risk for maltreatment continues to pose a challenge to the medical community. The objective of this study was to determine whether children who are at risk for maltreatment have characteristic patterns of health care use before their diagnosis of abuse or neglect that distinguish them from other children. METHODS We performed a case-control study among Medicaid-enrolled children to compare patterns of health service among maltreated… CONTINUE READING
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