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  1. Fulltext. Insurance coverage of special foods needed in the treatment of phenylketonuria.

    Article - En anglais


    Optimal medical management of phenylketonuria (PKU) requires the use of special low-phenylalanine foods for many years.

    For women with PKU, elevated maternal blood levels of phenylalanine even at conception can lead to fetal damage.

    Despite this need, private health insurance, Medicaid, and other public health programs often exclude the cost of these foods from their benefits.

    The New York State Department of Health conducted a survey of metabolic disorders treatment centers to elucidate the problems PKU patients have obtaining and paying for the special foods essential to their care.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Phénylcétonurie, Aliment, Economie santé, Phénylalanine, Régime alimentaire dépourvu, Métabolisme pathologie, Coût, Assurance maladie, Traitement, Homme, Protection sociale, Remboursement, Aminoacide, New York, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Phenylketonuria, Food, Health economy, Phenylalanine, Deficient diet, Metabolic diseases, Costs, Health insurance, Treatment, Human, Aminoacid, New York, United States, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0269365

    Code Inist : 002B22D01. Création : 199406.