• children
  • 6 , 7 The Child Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act Pediatric Quality Measures Program named inpatient mental health as a priority for quality measurement, 8 making optimizing care for these children a national goal. (aappublications.org)
  • 9 Although there is a rich literature on pediatric mental health care outpatient utilization and there are statewide data for 2 states on predictors of inpatient use among publicly insured children, 10 , 11 no studies have examined which specific inpatient mental health diagnoses are the most common or the most costly, and there are no nationally representative descriptions of pediatric mental health hospitalizations. (aappublications.org)