Desai AD, Zhou C, Haaland W, Johnson J, Lion KC, Lopez MA, Williams DJ, Kenyon CC, Mangione-Smith R, Johnson DP. Social Disadvantage, Access to Care, and Disparities in Physical Functioning Among Children Hospitalized with Respiratory Illness. Journal of hospital medicine. 2020 Feb 11;15(15). e1-e8. PMID: 32118564 [PubMed]
Understanding disparities in child health-related quality of life (HRQoL) may reveal opportunities for targeted improvement. This study examined associations between social disadvantage, access to care, and child physical functioning before and after hospitalization for acute respiratory illness.