Study IDs barriers to specialty care for publicly insured children

02/4/2013 |

Many pediatric specialists said that economic concerns or institutional pressure forced them to limit or reduce the number of children they see with coverage under Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, according to a study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. University of Pennsylvania researchers interviewed 26 specialists and 14 primary care doctors and found that emergency department referrals helped boost access to specialty care among publicly insured children.

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