Children's preventive care under two mature Medicaid managed care plans in California.
Lo Sasso, Anthony T
Date of Pub
Freund, Deborah A; Gavin, Norma I
We investigated the extent to which children continuously enrolled in two mature county-organized Medicaid managed care plans
for 6, 12, and 24 months received recommended well-child visits and immunizations. We also investigated whether any improvements
in compliance were evident during the period 1989-1992. Compliance was low for well-child visits and immunizations at the
recommended ages regardless of eligibility group. Although slight improvements in immunizations were made over time, little
progress was made in compliance with well-child visits. Continued vigilance is required to achieve the government's goal of
90 percent immunization compliance among 2-year-olds.
Child : Managed Care Programs : Medicaid : California : Evaluation Studies : Human : Multivariate Analysis : Preventive Health
Services/utilization : United States