Preventive Receipt Visual Abstract

Association of Parent Preventive Care with their Child’s Recommended Well-Child Visits

Background

  • Yearly well-child visits are recommended, yet many children do not receive well-child care as advised.
  • This study estimated the association of parental preventive service receipt on their child’s well-child visits among patients seen in community health centers.

Useful Findings

  • Children had a 6% greater rate of yearly well-child visits when their mother received preventive care compared to no preventive care.
  • Children had a 7% greater rate of yearly well-child visits when their father received preventive care compared to no preventive care.
  • Children had an 11% greater rate of yearly well-child visits when both parents received preventive care compared to neither receiving preventive care.

Bottom Line

  • Findings indicate parent preventive care is associated with well-child visits and suggest focusing on whole family healthcare receipt to improve well-child visit rates.
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