Definition: Percentage of children ages 0-17 with special health care needs who received, and did not receive, family-centered health care, by household income level. Family-centered care is a fundamental part of quality care that involves a minimum level of effective communication and interaction with families. In 2010, the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) was $22,050 for a family of four.
Data Source: Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health, National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (Dec. 2012).
Footnote: Children with special health care needs are defined as those who have or are at increased risk for a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally. Measurement of family-centered care is based on responses to a set of questions about parent and child experiences with doctors and other health care providers. Comparisons between 2000/2001 and 2005/2006 surveys should not be made due to differences in reporting of households with unknown income. For more information, see the
Data Source above.