Medical necessity for the hospitalization of the abused and neglected child

J. E. Shira, J. Diamond, M. E. O'Connor, Jr Packard J.M., M. Reynolds, H. A. Schaeffer, C. M. Steinhart, C. S. English, E. Wiener, M. T. Perkins, P. R. VanOstenberg, R. T. Maruca, J. M. Wilson, T. Striker, J. A. Bays, R. C. Alexander, R. W. Block, C. F. Johnson, S. Kairys, M. B. Kanda & 5 others L. S. Goldman, G. A. Shelley, Karen Wagner, R. H. Kirscher, C. Jenny

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The child suspected of being abused or neglected demands prompt evaluation in a protective environment where knowledgeable consultants are readily available. In communities without specialized centers for the care of abused children, the hospital inpatient unit becomes an appropriate setting for their initial management. Medical, psychosocial, and legal concerns may be assessed expeditiously while the child is housed in a safe haven awaiting final disposition by child protective services. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that hospitalization of abused and neglected children, when medically indicated or for their protection/diagnosis when there are no specialized facilities in the community for their care, should be viewed as medically necessary by both health professionals and third-party payors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)715-716
Number of pages2
JournalPediatrics
Volume101
Issue number4 I
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Shira, J. E., Diamond, J., O'Connor, M. E., Packard J.M., J., Reynolds, M., Schaeffer, H. A., ... Jenny, C. (1998). Medical necessity for the hospitalization of the abused and neglected child. Pediatrics, 101(4 I), 715-716. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.101.4.715

Medical necessity for the hospitalization of the abused and neglected child. / Shira, J. E.; Diamond, J.; O'Connor, M. E.; Packard J.M., Jr; Reynolds, M.; Schaeffer, H. A.; Steinhart, C. M.; English, C. S.; Wiener, E.; Perkins, M. T.; VanOstenberg, P. R.; Maruca, R. T.; Wilson, J. M.; Striker, T.; Bays, J. A.; Alexander, R. C.; Block, R. W.; Johnson, C. F.; Kairys, S.; Kanda, M. B.; Goldman, L. S.; Shelley, G. A.; Wagner, Karen; Kirscher, R. H.; Jenny, C.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 101, No. 4 I, 1998, p. 715-716.

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Shira, JE, Diamond, J, O'Connor, ME, Packard J.M., J, Reynolds, M, Schaeffer, HA, Steinhart, CM, English, CS, Wiener, E, Perkins, MT, VanOstenberg, PR, Maruca, RT, Wilson, JM, Striker, T, Bays, JA, Alexander, RC, Block, RW, Johnson, CF, Kairys, S, Kanda, MB, Goldman, LS, Shelley, GA, Wagner, K, Kirscher, RH & Jenny, C 1998, 'Medical necessity for the hospitalization of the abused and neglected child', Pediatrics, vol. 101, no. 4 I, pp. 715-716. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.101.4.715
Shira JE, Diamond J, O'Connor ME, Packard J.M. J, Reynolds M, Schaeffer HA et al. Medical necessity for the hospitalization of the abused and neglected child. Pediatrics. 1998;101(4 I):715-716. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.101.4.715
Shira, J. E. ; Diamond, J. ; O'Connor, M. E. ; Packard J.M., Jr ; Reynolds, M. ; Schaeffer, H. A. ; Steinhart, C. M. ; English, C. S. ; Wiener, E. ; Perkins, M. T. ; VanOstenberg, P. R. ; Maruca, R. T. ; Wilson, J. M. ; Striker, T. ; Bays, J. A. ; Alexander, R. C. ; Block, R. W. ; Johnson, C. F. ; Kairys, S. ; Kanda, M. B. ; Goldman, L. S. ; Shelley, G. A. ; Wagner, Karen ; Kirscher, R. H. ; Jenny, C. / Medical necessity for the hospitalization of the abused and neglected child. In: Pediatrics. 1998 ; Vol. 101, No. 4 I. pp. 715-716.
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