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Bates KE, Davis CS, Reeves SL
Designing a multistakeholder collaboration to improve preventive care for children with sickle cell anemia.
Researchers organized two novel multi-stakeholder design meetings to identify potential interventions to deliver high-quality preventive care for children with sickle cell anemia (SCA). Invitees included patients with SCA, patients’ families, and representatives from pediatric hematology clinics, Medicaid health plans, community organizations, and one state Medicaid program. The researchers found that bridging gaps between stakeholder groups identified many potential interventions to improve SCA preventive care delivery at all levels of the health care system. They concluded that similar multi-stakeholder discussions may be useful for other communities interested in improving preventive care for children with SCA or other chronic pediatric diseases.
Citation: Bates KE, Davis CS, Reeves SL . Designing a multistakeholder collaboration to improve preventive care for children with sickle cell anemia. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2020 Apr;42(3):e152-e58. doi: 10.1097/mph.0000000000001666..
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Sickle Cell Disease, Prevention, Chronic Conditions, Healthcare Delivery
Reeves SL, Tribble AC, Madden B
Antibiotic prophylaxis for children with sickle cell anemia.
This study calculated the proportion of children with sickle cell anemia (SCA) who received at least 300 days of antibiotic prophylaxis against invasive pneumococcal disease and identified predictors of receipt. Children with SCA between 3 months and 5 years old were identified by the presence of three or more Medicaid claims with a diagnosis of SCA within a calendar year in six states. Receipt of antibiotics was identified through claims for filled prescriptions. The authors conclude that antibiotic prophylaxis rates are low among children with SCA; more healthcare encounters may offer opportunities for increased intervention. Potential predictors were identified as age, sex, year, state, and health services usage.
Citation: Reeves SL, Tribble AC, Madden B . Antibiotic prophylaxis for children with sickle cell anemia. Pediatrics 2018 Mar;141(3). doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-2182..
Keywords: Sickle Cell Disease, Children/Adolescents, Antibiotics, Prevention, Pneumonia, Medication