A growing network of leaders is pioneering how we diminish the impact of adverse childhood experiences. Learn about what ACEs are, their prevalence and their impact.
January 1, 2011 | Journal Article
Disparities in access to care are pronounced for children, especially those living in rural areas.
March 1, 2010 | Journal Article
Underrepresented minority pediatricians continue to disproportionately care for minority and poor children in the United States, according to this longitudinal assessment. This underlines the need for policies and programs which encourage minority college students to become pediatricians.
December 1, 1998 | Program Result Report
The Independent Production Fund completed the preproduction phase of a multimedia training package for Healthy Steps for Young Children, a new approach to pediatric care that focuses on the first three years of life.
June 1, 2009 | Journal Article
Concerns about the safety and efficacy of over-the-counter cold medications have led to a recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration public health advisory against their use in children 2 years of age. This study's goal was to examine caregiver understanding of the age indication of over-the-counter cold medication labels and identify factors, associated with caregiver understanding.
January 1, 2007 | Journal Article
Four mutually exclusive racial and ethnic categories are used to measure disparities in care.
December 1, 2007 | Journal Article
This study examines the degree to which parents serve as information intermediaries in children referred from community practice to an academic referral center, as well as both parent and physician attitudes to their performing this role.
May 1, 2006 | Journal Article
This article explored how providing pediatricians with test accuracy information might impact patient management. Study participants were 653 pediatricians who completed surveys that were sent to a random selection of 1,502 pediatricians across the ...
October 1, 2006 | Program Result Report
The University of Rochester Center for Child Health Research collected, synthesized and disseminated information about barriers and facilitators to the use of Body Mass Index assessment in primary care child health practices.
December 1, 2005 | Journal Article
The authors conducted a cross-sectional survey of 466 parents to determine whether physician style affected (1) parents' proclivity for using antibiotics to treat children's acute otitis media (AOM) and (2) parents' rating of care by the physician. ...
January 1, 2004 | Journal Article
While use of computer resources at the point of care has a positive effect on physician decision making, pediatricians' information-seeking behaviors are not well characterized. The goal of this study was to characterize quantitatively the information-seeking behaviors of general pediatricians and specifically compare their use of computers including digital libraries, before and after an educational intervention. General pediatric residents and faculty at a U.S. midwestern children's hospital participated in a control versus intervention group design. The intervention group received a 10-minute individual training session and a handout on how to use a pediatric digital library. Both groups were telephoned later for interviews and asked, "What pediatric question(s) did you have that you needed additional information to answer?" The data indicates that pediatricians were slightly less likely to pursue answers after the intervention with the primary reason cited for both groups as a lack of time. While pediatricians in each group were about equally successful in finding answers, the intervention group spent on average less than half the time searching for answers. The authors conclude that pediatricians who seek answers at the point of care should begin to shift their information-seeking behaviors towards computer-based resources, as they are less time consuming and equally effective. Toll-free access made available with permission.