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Hospital Variation in Health Care Utilization by Children with Medical Complexity

August 2015

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The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice completed this follow-on study to its 2013 Dartmouth Atlas of Children’s Health Care in Northern New England. The report focuses on children with medical complexity (CMC). Recognizing that CMC represent a very small percentage of the overall pediatric population but account for a large proportion of pediatric healthcare utilization and costs, Dartmouth Institute researchers focused on identifying, characterizing, and examining their patterns of care in northern New England.

This retrospective, observational study is based on 2007-2010 data from the statewide all-payer claims databases of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, which were integrated and enhanced with HEDIS measures by Onpoint Health Data in support of Dartmouth’s Pediatric Atlas.