SOURCE: Adapted from American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Child Health Financing. 1993

BOX 3.3 American Academy of Pediatrics Recommended Health Care Services for Children and Adolescents

1.  

Medical care, including:

(a)  

health supervision with preventive care and immunizations,

(b)  

diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illness, developme ntal disabilities, learning disorders. and behavioral problems.

2.  

Surgical care.

3.  

Mental health services.

4.  

Emergency and trauma care services.

5.  

Inpatient hospital services.

6.  

Specialty and pediatric subspecialty consultations.

7.  

Family planning services.

8.  

Pregnancy services.

9.  

Care of all newborns and infants:

(a)  

attendance and management at high-risk deliveries,

(b)  

health supervision, and

(c)  

treatment of congenital anomalies and other illnesses.

10.  

Laboratory and pathology services.

11.  

Diagnostic and therapeutic radiology services.

12.  

Anesthesia services.

13.  

Rehabilitation and early intervention services (e.g., physical, speech. and occupational therapy).

14.  

Home health care, private-duty nursing.

15.  

Hospice care.

16.  

Respite care.

17.  

Long-term care at home or skilled nursing facility.

18.  

Case management and care coordination.

19.  

Medical and social services for suspected physical or sexual abuse or neglect.

20.  

Transfer/transport to hospital or health care facility.

21.  

Dental care and oral surgery.

22.  

Nutritional counseling.

23.  

Prescription drugs, medical and surgical supplies, corrective eyeglasses or lenses, hearing aids. and special nutritional supplements.

24.  

Durable medical equipment and prostheses/braces.



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