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  A Discrete Choice Decomposition Analysis of Racial and Ethnic Differences in Children's Health Insurance Coverage AHRQ 08-R068
Y. Pylypchuk, T. Selden, Journal of Health Economics, 27:July 2008, 1109-1128. Presents a multivariate decomposition analysis of racial and ethnic differences in children?s health insurance using the 2004-2005 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.  
 
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  Advancing the Current Recommended Panel of Conditions for Newborn Screening: Committee Report. AHRQ 08-R030
N. Green, P. Rinaldo, A. Brower, et al., Genetics in Medicine, 9(11):November 2007, 792-796. Describes a new process for the nomination and review of conditions to the recommended universal newborn screening panel and calls for nominations.  
 
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  Annual Report on Health Care for Children and Youth in the United States: Focus on Injury-Related Emergency Department Utilization and Expenditures AHRQ 08-R082
P. Owens, M. Zodet, T. Berdahl, et al., Ambulatory Pediatrics, 8(4):July-August 2008, 219-240. Examines State differences in children?s use of injury-related emergency department (ED) care across 14 States, benchmarking aggregate State estimates against national expenditure estimates for outpatient injury-related ED care.  
 
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  Annual Report on Health Care for Children and Youth in the United States: Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Children's Health Care Quality AHRQ 10-R057
T. Berdahl, P. Owens, D. Dougherty, et al., Academic Pediatrics, March-April 2010; 10(2):95-118. Explores the joint effect of race/ethnicity and insurance status/expected payer or income on children's health care quality.  
 
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  Annual Report on Health Care for Children and Youth in the United States: Trends in Racial/Ethnic, Income, and Insurance Disparities Over Time, 2002-2009 AHRQ 13-R048
T. Berdahl, B. Friedman, M. McCormick, L. Simpson, Academic Pediatrics, 13(3):2013, 191-203. Examines trends in children's health access, utilization, and expenditures and sheds light on children's disparities during the most recent economic crisis.  
 
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  Care of Children and Adolescents in U.S. Hospitals. AHRQ 04-0004
P. Owens, J. Thompson, A. Elixhauser, et al., HCUP Fact Book 4, October 2003, 52 pp. Examines hospital care for children using HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database. Provides in-depth analyses of why children and adolescents are hospitalized, what types of procedures children receive, who is billed for children?s hospital stays, and disparities in outcomes and use of services, among other topics.  
 
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  Child Health Toolbox: Measuring Performance in Child Health Programs. AHRQ 01-0025
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, revised June 2004. Describes in a four-panel brochure an on-line resource to help policymakers, program directors, and their staffs measure how well child health programs perform. Explains that the Child Health Toolbox introduces quality measures being used in Medicaid, State Children's Health Insurance Plans, and Title V programs, and that it may also be useful to health care consumers, advocates, and providers.  
 
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  Committee Report: Method for Evaluating Conditions Nominated for Population-Based Screening of Newborns and Children AHRQ 10-R055
N. Calonge, N. Green, R. Rinaldo, et al., Genetics in Medicine, February 2010; e-pub. Describes the framework used by the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children to evaluate conditions nominated for addition to the uniform screening panel.  
 
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  Containing Costs and Improving Care for Children in Medicaid and CHIP AHRQ 10-R011
G. Kenney, J. Ruhter, T. Selden, Health Affairs, 28(6):November/December 2009, w1025-21036. Describes spending patterns in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program and discusses the concentration of spending for children with chronic illnesses. (AHRQ 10-R011)  
 
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  Demographic Variability, Vaccination, and the Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Rotavirus Epidemics AHRQ 09-R084
V. Pitzer, C. Viboud, L. Simonsen, et al., Science, 325:July 2009, 290-294. Explores the relative importance of direct and indirect protection against rotavirus--which causes severe diarrhea in children in developed and developing countries--a key issue in determining the worldwide benefits of vaccination. (AHRQ 09-R084)  
 
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  Do Adolescents with Emotional or Behavioral Problems Respond to Cigarette Prices? AHRQ 09-R088
E. Tekin, N. Mocan, L. Liang, Southern Economic Journal, 76(1):July 2009, 67-85. Estimates the price elasticity of cigarette demand in a nationally representative sample of adolescents with behavioral or emotional problems. (AHRQ 09-R088)  
 
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  Do SCHIP Enrollees Stay Insured? AHRQ 08-0057
K. VanLandeghem, C. Brach. CHIRI Issue Brief No. 7, May 2008, 6 pp. Summarizes findings from a Child Health Insurance Research Initiative (CHIRI) project that studied patterns of insurance coverage for low-income children enrolled in the State Children?s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) in Kansas and New York.  
 
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  Does SCHIP Benefit All Low-Income Children? AHRQ 05-0010
K. VanLandeghem, C. Brach. CHIRI Issue Brief No. 4, December 2004, 6 pp. Discusses how the State Children's Health Insurance Program affects access to and satisfaction with care for new enrollees, including vulnerable children and adolescents with special health care needs.  
 
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  Explaining Racial and Ethnic Differences in Antidepressant Use Among Adolescents AHRQ 10-R072
J. Kirby, J. Hudson, G. Miller, Medical Care Research and Review, June 2010; 67(3):342-363. Examines the extent to which antidepressant use among adolescents varies across racial and ethnic subgroups.  
 
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  Explaining Racial and Ethnic Differences in Children's Use of Stimulant Medications AHRQ 08-R044
J. Hudson, E. Miller, J. Kirby, Medical Care, 45(11):November 2007, 1068-1075. Documents and explains racial/ethnic differences in the use of stimulant drugs among U.S. children.  
 
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  Hospitalizations for Kawasaki Syndrome Among Children in the United States, 1997-2007 AHRQ 10-R074
R. Holman, E. Belay, K. Christensen, et al., Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, June 2010; 29(6):483-488. Describes the rate and trends of childhood hospitalizations for Kawasaki syndrome in the United States.  
 
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  Impact of Primary Care Case Management (PCCM) Implementation on Medicaid and SCHIP AHRQ 09-0020
K. VanLandeghem, C. Brach. CHIRI Issue Brief No. 8, March 2009, 6 pp. Summarizes findings from a Child Health Insurance Research Initiative (CHIRI?) study of the impact of implementing primary care case management (PCCM) systems in Alabama and Georgia. PCCM systems aim to increase use of well-child and primary care in physicians? office while decreasing use of specialists and emergency departments.  
 
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  Infectious Disease Hospitalizations Among Infants in the United States AHRQ 08-R049
K. Yorita, R. Holman, J. Sejvar, et al., Pediatrics, 121:February 2008, 244-252. Describes the burden and epidemiologic features of infectious disease hospitalizations among infants younger than 1 year in the United States.  
 
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  Long-Term Follow-up After Diagnosis Resulting from Newborn Screening: Statement of the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services' Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders and Genetic Diseases in Newborns and Children AHRQ 09-R006
A. Kemper, C. Boyle, J. Aceves, et al., Genetics in Medicine, 10(4):April 2008, 259-261. Identifies key features of followup and describes the four components central to achieving long-term followup of children identified through newborn screening as having heritable disorders.  
 
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  Mental Health Needs of Low-Income Children with Special Health Care Needs AHRQ 09-0033
K. VanLandeghem, C. Brach, CHIRI Issue Brief No. 9, April 2009, 6 pp. summarizes a Child Health Insurance Research Initiative (CHIRI) study that compared the prevalence of mental health problems among children with special health care needs to family perceptions of mental health needs.  
 
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  Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Incidence of Kawasaki Syndrome Among Children in Hawaii AHRQ 11-R004
R. Holman, K. Christensen, E. Belay, et al., Hawaii Medical Journal, August 2010; 69(8):194-197. Describes the occurrence of Kawasaki syndrome among different racial/ethnic groups in Hawaii.  
 
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  Reduction in Acute Gastroenteritis Hospitalizations Among U.S. Children After Introduction of Rotavirus Vaccine: Analysis of Hospital Discharge Data from 18 U.S. States AHRQ 10-R071
A. Curns, C. Steiner, M. Barrett, et al., Journal of Infectious Diseases, June 2010; 201(11):1617-1624. Uses hospital discharge data from 18 States, representing 49 percent of the U.S. population, to calculate acute gastroenteritis hospitalization rates for children age 4 and younger.  
 
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  SCHIP Enrollees With Special Health Care Needs and Access to Care. AHRQ 06-0051
K. VanLandeghem, J. Boney, C. Brach, et al., CHIRI Issue Brief No. 5, July 2006, 6 pp. Summarizes case studies of five States with a separate State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) to determine whether children with special health care needs experienced problems in accessing health care services in SCHIP programs with limits and/or exclusions in coverage design.  
 
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  Smoking in the Home and Children's Health AHRQ 08-R050
S. Hill, L. Liang, Tobacco Control, 17:February, 32-37. Estimates for young children the annual excess health service use, expenditures, and disability bed days for respiratory conditions associated with exposure to smoking in the home in the United States.  
 
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  Supplementing Iron and Zinc: Double Blind, Randomized Evaluation of Separate or Combined Delivery AHRQ 10-R053
S. Chang, S. El Arifeen, S. Bari, et al., European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2010; 64:153-160. Discusses findings from a randomized, double-blind study of the optimal delivery approach for iron and zinc supplementation in young children.  
 
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