Definition: Estimated percentage of children ages 0-17 with special health care needs (CSHCN) who receive and do not receive coordinated, ongoing, comprehensive health care within a medical home, by type of health insurance coverage (e.g., in 2016-2020, among California CSHCN covered by private insurance, 49.2% received care within a medical home).
Data Source: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Survey of Children's Health (Feb. 2022).
Footnote: 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. A medical home is a model of delivering primary care that is accessible, family centered, continuous, comprehensive, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective. For more information, visit the American Academy of Pediatrics. In these estimates, children receiving care within a medical home must meet criteria for three components of primary care: (i) personal doctor or nurse, (ii) usual source for sick care, and (iii) family-centered care. Children needing referrals to specialty care and/or care coordination must also meet criteria for those components. These estimates are based on a survey of the population and are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error. The notation S refers to estimates that have been suppressed because the margin of error is greater than 10 percentage points. The annotation [!] indicates that the margin of error is greater than 5 percentage points but not greater than 10 percentage points. For more information, see https://www.childhealthdata.org/learn-about-the-nsch/NSCH.