This cohort study uses children with asthma in hospitals of varying sizes to design a template to match hospitals and patients for measurement of resource utilization.
This study of Medicaid claims data examines the consistency of primary care within an accountable care organization that enrolled a pediatric Medicaid population.
Chambers et al conducted a comprehensive economic and health services assessment of the frequency, duration, and cost of hospital admissions during the first 5 years of life for singleton, twin, and higher-order multiple children. They examine the contribution of assisted reproductive technology to the incidence and cost of multiple births. See the Editorial by Mehta.
In a retrospective cohort study, Leyenaar et al describe rates and patterns of direct admission in a large sample of US hospitals and compare resource utilization and outcomes between children with pneumonia admitted directly to a hospital and those admitted from an emergency department.
Gupta et al determine the economic impact of childhood food allergy in the United States and caregivers’ willingness to pay for food allergy treatment.
This cross-sectional analysis identifies types of hospitals with the highest Medicaid losses from pediatric inpatient care and estimates the proportion of losses recovered through federal Disproportionate Share Hospital payments.