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Berdahl T, Biener A, McCormick MC
AHRQ Author: Berdahl T
Annual report on children's healthcare: healthcare access and utilization by obesity status in the United States.
This study examined access to care and utilization patterns across a set of healthcare measures by obesity status and sociodemographic characteristics among children. Data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) from 2010-2015 was used to determine obesity status, number of well-child visits, access to a usual source of care, number of preventive dental visits and prescription medication fills in the past year. It was found that uninsured adolescents with obesity were less like to have a usual source of care provider than children without obesity. Among younger children, those living in the Northeast were more than twice as likely to have had a well-child visit than those living in the West. Preventive dental care was less likely to have occurred for children with obesity than non-obese children. More prescription refills were completed for obese adolescents than for younger children.
Citation: Berdahl T, Biener A, McCormick MC . Annual report on children's healthcare: healthcare access and utilization by obesity status in the United States. Acad Pediatr 2020 Mar;20(2):175-87. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2019.11.020..
Keywords: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), Children/Adolescents, Access to Care, Healthcare Utilization, Obesity
Wilfley DE, Staiano AE, Altman M
Improving Access and Systems of Care for Evidence-Based Childhood Obesity Treatment: conference key findings and next steps.
This conference sought ways to improve systems of care to advance implementation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for childhood obesity treatment and to expand payment for these services. Consensus recommendations for childhood obesity treatment included: family-based multicomponent behavioral therapy; integrated care model; and multidisciplinary care team.
Citation: Wilfley DE, Staiano AE, Altman M . Improving Access and Systems of Care for Evidence-Based Childhood Obesity Treatment: conference key findings and next steps. Obesity 2017 Jan;25(1):16-29. doi: 10.1002/oby.21712.
Keywords: Obesity, Children/Adolescents, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), Behavioral Health, Access to Care