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Pediatric patients with Medicaid more likely to be transferred to trauma center

October 21, 2016

Acutely injured pediatric patients with Medicaid are more likely to be transferred from an ED to a designated trauma center than patients with private insurance, according to data presented at the 2016 AAP National Conference and Exhibition.

The researchers further concluded the results underscore concerns regarding differences in the quality and delivery of care to injured children based on insurance coverage.

Sexual health surveys lead to increased STI screening among youth in ED

October 21, 2016
ED clinicians receiving decision-making support via an audio-computer-assisted self-interview sexual health survey resulted in increased sexually transmitted infections
Meeting News Coverage

AAP recommends 1-hour limit on digital media use for preschoolers

October 21, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Parents are encouraged to limit digital media use among children aged 2 to 5 years to 1 hour per day until evidence for benefit of use is…
In the Journals Plus

2014-2015 influenza vaccine ‘ineffective’ against A/H3N2, effective against influenza B

October 21, 2016
At just 6% vaccine effectiveness, the 2014-2015 influenza vaccine offered little protection against the predominant influenza A (H3N2) virus, according to an analysis of…
Breaking News

CDC recommends preteens receive only two HPV vaccinations

October 20, 2016
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is recommending younger adolescents aged 11 to 12 years receive only two doses of HPV vaccine six months or…
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Review Article

Choroidal Freckling in Pediatric Patients Affected by Neurofibromatosis Type 1

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, September/October 2016, Volume 53 Issue 5
Greater understanding of choroidal freckling in patients affected by neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) has changed the…
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Early Childhood Exposures and Risk for Adult Disease: November 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Every physician who cares for children has always worried about the effects interventions or exposures might have on…
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PAS 2016

PAS 2016


VIDEO: Clinicians should be ‘insisters’ of vaccination

September 30, 2016
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