The Commonwealth Fund Connection

The Commonwealth Fund Connection is a roundup of recent Fund publications, charts, multimedia, and other timely content. 

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Rates of Parent-Centered Developmental Screening

Although experts in pediatric care recommend that all young children undergo screening for developmental problems, less than 20 percent of U.S. children under age 6 received a parent-completed screening at the request of a health care provider. A new study by Commonwealth Fund vice president Melinda K. Abrams and former vice president Edward L. Schor, M.D., and colleagues found that high-risk children who are screened are more likely to receive early intervention services than their unscreened high-risk peers.
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