A growing network of leaders is pioneering how we diminish the impact of adverse childhood experiences. Learn about what ACEs are, their prevalence and their impact.
August 1, 2006 | Journal Article
There is a lack of data comparing the quality of care given by pediatricians who mainly practice in hospitals with the quality of care given by those who practice in the community. The purpose of this study was to assess whether pediatric hospitalis ...
September 1, 2006 | Toolkit
The purpose of the pediatric emergency preparedness toolkit is to ensure that hospitals across the country are 100 percent compliant with national guidelines created to improve the quality of care children receive in Emergency Departments (EDs).
November 1, 2006 | Journal Article
This study used a mail survey to assess physician perceptions of the delivery of well-child care for children ages 0–5 in the United States. The survey measured pediatrician attitudes and behaviors about who should provide various elements of care a ...
June 6, 2005 | Journal Article
Children with special health care needs are dependent on uninterrupted medical care for their health and well-being. Almost 13 percent of children in the U.S. are classified as such and they account for a disproportionate share of health care expend ...
October 1, 2005 | Journal Article
Many adverse effects of television viewing on children have been documented including obesity, aggressive behavior, decreased physical activity, attention problems, and sleep disorders. This study considers the effects of television viewing on the s ...
December 1, 2005 | Journal Article
The authors conducted a cross-sectional survey of 466 parents to determine whether physician style affected (1) parents' proclivity for using antibiotics to treat children's acute otitis media (AOM) and (2) parents' rating of care by the physician. ...
February 1, 2009 | Journal Article
Research on health literacy and child health outcomes is in its infancy, but evidence suggests improving health literacy should be part of any framework to improve children's health. Four specific interventions are recommended for evaluation.
February 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This article examined the relationship between socioeconomic status and rates of chronic infection in children. Infection or inflammation in children may predispose them to chronic disease and play a role in later-life health disparities.
January 1, 2004 | Journal Article
While use of computer resources at the point of care has a positive effect on physician decision making, pediatricians' information-seeking behaviors are not well characterized. The goal of this study was to characterize quantitatively the information-seeking behaviors of general pediatricians and specifically compare their use of computers including digital libraries, before and after an educational intervention. General pediatric residents and faculty at a U.S. midwestern children's hospital participated in a control versus intervention group design. The intervention group received a 10-minute individual training session and a handout on how to use a pediatric digital library. Both groups were telephoned later for interviews and asked, "What pediatric question(s) did you have that you needed additional information to answer?" The data indicates that pediatricians were slightly less likely to pursue answers after the intervention with the primary reason cited for both groups as a lack of time. While pediatricians in each group were about equally successful in finding answers, the intervention group spent on average less than half the time searching for answers. The authors conclude that pediatricians who seek answers at the point of care should begin to shift their information-seeking behaviors towards computer-based resources, as they are less time consuming and equally effective. Toll-free access made available with permission.
February 1, 2004 | Journal Article
Personal digital assistants (PDAs) are increasingly used in medical practice. Although they have been touted as having the ability to improve efficiency and safety, little is known about pediatricians' use of and attitudes about PDAs. The authors' g ...