The implementation of managed care for children with special health care needs is often associated with apprehension regarding new barriers to health care services. At times, these barriers may overshadow opportunities for improvement. This statement discusses such opportunities, identifies challenges, and proposes active roles for pediatricians and families to improve managed care for children with special health care needs.
- Children with special health care needs
- Chronic illness
- Disease management
- Managed care
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health