National Indicators

Care Coordination

Care coordination has been defined as “a process that links CSHCN to services and resources in a coordinated effort to maximize the potential of children and provide them with optimal health care.”1 While care coordination plays an important role in the care received by CSHCN, not all families who need this coordination receive it. To measure the proportion of CSHCN receiving care coordination, the survey asked parents about their satisfaction with the communication among the child’s doctors and between the child’s doctor and other providers, and about how often care coordination was available, if needed.

This section describes the proportion of children who are receiving needed care coordination.

Topics in this section include:

1American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Children with Disabilities. Care coordination: Integrating health and related systems of care for children with special health care needs. Pediatrics 1999;104(4): 978-981.

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