Children in foster care have the highest rates of chronic conditions of any child population.1 While the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being remains the gold standard for data on special health care needs (SCHNs) of children in foster care, the data do not permit comparisons between children in foster care and other types of care.2 We address this gap by describing current rates of SHCNs and specific mental health and developmental conditions for children across a range of caregiving circumstances.
Identify all potential conflicts of interest that might be relevant to your comment.
Conflicts of interest comprise financial interests, activities, and relationships within the past 3 years including but not limited to employment, affiliation, grants or funding, consultancies, honoraria or payment, speaker's bureaus, stock ownership or options, expert testimony, royalties, donation of medical equipment, or patents planned, pending, or issued.
Err on the side of full disclosure.
If you have no conflicts of interest, check "No potential conflicts of interest" in the box below. The information will be posted with your response.
Not all submitted comments are published. Please see our commenting policy for details.
Bilaver LA, Havlicek J, Davis MM. Prevalence of Special Health Care Needs Among Foster Youth in a Nationally Representative Survey. JAMA Pediatr. Published online May 11, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.0298
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: