+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Child health services research. Challenges and opportunities

Child health services research. Challenges and opportunities

JAMA 277(22): 1787-1793

The characteristics of childhood as a unique developmental stage of life, the continuity of child health with adult health, and a distinctive child health care system justify a separate focus of health services research on children. Child health services research (CHSR) currently lacks the tools necessary to monitor the impact of health system change on children's health and health care and to compare the effectiveness of alternative treatment modalities. There is an urgent need to build the research capacity of this field of inquiry. Ignoring or minimizing attention to CHSR is both shortsighted and ultimately costly for families and the entire nation. We present arguments for why children merit a separate focus in health services research, identify factors that have led to the failure of appropriate development of CHSR, and offer a set of strategies for how to build the research capacity of the field.

Please choose payment method:

(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 045502957

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 9178792

Related references

Integration of child mental health services to primary care: challenges and opportunities. Mental Health in Family Medicine 6(1): 43-48, 2009

Maternal and child health services in the twenty-first century: critical issues, challenges, and opportunities. Health Care for Women International 21(7): 641-653, 2002

Mental health services research on the aging: new opportunities and challenges for clinical researchers. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 44(8): 999, 1996

Implementing a national approach to universal child and family health services in Australia: professionals' views of the challenges and opportunities. Health and Social Care in the Community 23(2): 159-170, 2015

Challenges and opportunities of US and Arab collaborations in health services research: a case study from Qatar. Global Journal of Health Science 4(6): 148-159, 2012

Challenges and Opportunities of US and Arab Collaborations in Health Services Research A Case Study from Qatar. Global Journal of Health Science 4(6), 2012

VHA Corporate Data Warehouse height and weight data: opportunities and challenges for health services research. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development 47(8): 739-750, 2010

Occupational health services in the UK--challenges and opportunities. Occupational Medicine 54(3): 147-152, 2004

Integrating behavioral health services within military health system: a model for opportunities and challenges. Translational Behavioral Medicine 2(3): 262, 2012

Preserving the biodiversity and ecological services of rivers new challenges and research opportunities. Freshwater Biology: 1, 1-16, 2010

National Database for Autism Research (NDAR): Big Data Opportunities for Health Services Research and Health Technology Assessment. Pharmacoeconomics 34(2): 127-138, 2016

Mental health services for children and adolescents: challenges and opportunities. JAMA Psychiatry 71(1): 17-18, 2014

Performance measurement for community health services: opportunities and challenges. Australian Health Review 26(3): 133-138, 2003

The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research: expanding the opportunities for dental health services research. Journal of Dental Education 54(11): 695-698, 1990

Outcomes research and emergency medical services for children: domains, challenges, and opportunities. Ambulatory Pediatrics 2(4 Suppl): 306-310, 2002