National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)

2005-2006 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs

The primary goals of this module are to assess the prevalence and impact of special health care needs among children in all 50 States and the District of Columbia and evaluate change since 2001. This survey explored the extent to which children with special health care needs (CSHCN) have medical homes, adequate health insurance, and access to needed services. Other topics include functional difficulties, care coordination, satisfaction with care, and transition services. Interviews were conducted with parents or guardians who know about the child’s health. More than 3,000 households with children were screened to identify 750 CSHCN in each State and DC. A national referent sample of approximately 5,000 children without special health care needs was also selected, so that characteristics of CSHCN may be compared with characteristics of children without special health care needs.

See more information at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/slaits/cshcn.htm

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