Definition: Estimated percentage of children ages 0-17 with special health care needs (CSHCN) who receive and do not receive effective care coordination, among those who need it (e.g., in 2016-2019, 63.9% of California CSHCN received needed care coordination).
Data Source: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Survey of Children's Health (Oct. 2020).
Footnote: In these estimates, effective care coordination is measured by assessing (i) communication among a child's health care providers and services, and (ii) availability of assistance in coordinating a child's care across providers and services. Due to changes in methodology, these estimates should not be compared with data from earlier years. Children with special health care needs (CSHCN) have or are at increased risk for a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition and require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally. These estimates are based on a survey of the population and are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error. The annotation [!] indicates that the margin of error for the estimate is between 5 and 10 percentage points. For more information, see https://www.childhealthdata.org/learn-about-the-nsch/NSCH.