Children with special health needs often experience increased health care utilization and out-of-pocket costs. Pediatric care coordination integrates care delivery for these vulnerable patients and is associated with decreased utilization and reduced costs. Studies within pediatric complex care are focused on further examining the impact and reach of pediatric outpatient care coordination, including how utilization and costs are impacted in the first year of care coordination and how sedation procedure consolidation impacts patient outcomes and health care utilization.
The purpose of this study is to describe the frequency, duration, and type of care coordination services received by pediatric patients and explore the relationship between care coordination services and patient utilization and characteristics.
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