Federal legislation requires states to increase use of the early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment (EPSDT) program.
The program provides comprehensive health services to children from low-income families on Medicaid and has been shown to improve health and reduce health care costs.
Health departments and public health nurses (PHNs) bear a major burden conducting EPSDT screenings because many private physicians choose not to provide these services.
Given scarce resources, health departments alone may be unable to meet the mandate for increased EPSDT services.
Thus PHNs concerned about children's access to health care may have to encourage provision of EPSDT through the private sector.
Mots-clés Pascal : Dépistage, Médecine préventive, Programme sanitaire, Surveillance, Enfant, Homme, Pauvreté, Participation, Secteur privé, Politique sanitaire, Caroline du Nord, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Organisation santé, Système santé, Analyse coût efficacité, Economie santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medical screening, Preventive medicine, Sanitary program, Surveillance, Child, Human, Poverty, Participation, Private sector, Health policy, North Carolina, United States, North America, America, Public health organization, Health system, Cost efficiency analysis, Health economy
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0544362
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.