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Aug, 2014
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Noonan K, Miller D

In light of increasing national attention on the high rates of prescribing psychotropic medication for children in foster care, and related new federal requirements for state reporting to the federal government, we analyzed child welfare agency laws, policies, and regulations in sixteen ...

Aug, 2014
Article
Authors:

Kreider A, Matone M, Bellonci C, dosReis S, Feudtner C, Huang Y-S, Localio R, Rubin D

OBJECTIVE:  Second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) have increasingly been prescribed to Medicaid-enrolled children; however, there is limited understanding of the frequency of concurrent SGA prescribing with other psychotropic medications. This study describes the epidemiology of concur...

Jul, 2014
Article
Authors:

Fieldston E, Marar M, Jonas J

In health care policy circles, “bending the cost curve down” may qualify as the phrase of the decade. More than 1 million web search references are testament to its widespread use, intended to express a focus on reducing health care costs. Yet it should not surprise anyone familiar with ...

Jul, 2014
Article
Authors:

Wood JN, Fakeye O, Mondestin V, Rubin D, Localio R, Feudtner C

BACKGROUND: Clinical factors that affect the likelihood of abuse in children with femur fractures have not been well elucidated. Consequently, specifying which children with femur fractures warrant an abuse evaluation is difficult. Therefore the purpose of this study is to estimate the p...

Jun, 2014
Article
Authors:

Noonan KG, McCarthy MA, Shea L, Marcus SC, Mandell DS

Class action lawsuits filed in violation of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) raise questions for those concerned with improving the education system for students with disabilities. First, do the lawsuits result in changes that can be directly linked to improved student ...

Jun, 2014
Authors:

Hwang S, Griffis H, Song L, Rubin DM

This Research at a Glance brief highlights three key findings from our report Supporting the Needs of Students Involved with the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice System in the School District of Philadelphia.

Jun, 2014
Authors:

Hwang S, Griffis H, Song L, Rubin DM

In January 2013, PolicyLab at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) was commissioned by the Mayor’s Office of Education (MOE), School District of Philadelphia (SDP), Philadelphia School Reform Commission (SRC), and Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS) to examine the d...

May, 2014
Article
Authors:

Jimenez ME, Fiks AG, Shah LR, Gerdes M, Ni AY, Pati S, Guevara JP

OBJECTIVE: To identify parent, child, community, and health care provider characteristics associated with early intervention (EI) referral and multidisciplinary evaluation (MDE) by EI. METHODS: We conducted a mixed methods secondary analysis of data from a randomized controlled trial of...

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