Tables 4, 5, and 6 Family Voices Survey on Managed Care Family and Child Characteristics of Respondents


Table 4
Family Voices Survey on Managed Care
Family Respondents' Description of Special Health Needs of Children
(N=323)

Special Health Care Need Total Washington Georgia Colorado Iowa
N % n % n % n % n %
Limitation of Physical Functioning (ADL or social role) 243 75.2 89 85.6 77 65.8 44 84.6 33 66.0
Need for Specialized Service
Therapeutic Services (physical/occupational/speech therapy) 266 82.3 93 89.4 90 76.9 44 84.6 39 78.0
Home Health Care 60 18.6 21 20.2 14 12.0 16 30.8 9 18.0
Use of Durable Medical Equipment or Assistive Devices 125 38.7 40 38.5 40 34.2 26 50.0 19 38.0
Medications 158 48.9 53 51.0 55 47.0 23 44.2 27 54.0
Special Diets 99 30.7 37 35.6 28 23.9 21 40.4 13 26.0
Medical Technology 77 23.8 24 23.1 21 18.0 22 42.3 10 20.0
Personal Care Assistance 106 32.8 44 42.3 25 21.4 21 40.4 16 32.0
Multidisciplinary Assessments 134 41.5 46 44.2 36 30.8 31 59.6 21 42.0
Specialized Mental Health Interventions 45 13.9 16 15.4 13 11.1 7 13.5 9 18.0
Care Coordination Among Multiple Providers 131 40.6 39 37.5 39 33.3 32 61.5 21 42.0
Need for Enhanced Medical Care above Usual for Child's Age 135 41.8 51 49.0 33 28.2 29 55.8 22 44.0


Table 5
Family Voices Survey on Managed Care
Family Responses on Overall Satisfaction and Costs
(N=323)

Child Needs and Health Plan Coverage Total
N=323
Seattle, WA
n=104
Atlanta, GA
n=117
Denver, CO
n=52
DesMoines, IA
n=50
n % n % n % n % n %
Overall Evaluation of Child's Health Plan
Appropriate, quality services 161 53.7 53 53.0 68 65.4 17 35.4 23 47.9
Moderately appropriate, quality services 89 29.7 31 31.0 22 21.2 20 41.7 16 33.3
Inadequate services 50 16.7 16 16.0 14 13.5 11 22.9 9 18.8
Child's Health Plan Covers Costs to Meet Child's Needs
Yes 141 46.7 45 44.6 56 52.8 22 45.8 18 38.3
Somewhat 129 42.7 50 49.5 40 37.7 18 37.5 21 44.7
No 32 10.6 6 5.9 10 9.4 8 16.7 8 17.0


Table 6
Family Voices Survey on Managed Care
Family Responses on Overall Satisfaction and Costs by Type of Health Plan
(N=193)*

Child Needs and Health Plan Coverage HMO
n=78
PPO
n=80
No Managed Care
n=35
n % n % n %
Overall Evaluation of Child's Health Plan
Appropriate, quality services 36 46.2 46 57.5 22 62.9
Moderately appropriate, quality services 28 35.9 21 26.3 7 20.0
Inadequate services 14 18.0 13 16.3 6 17.1
Child's Health Plan Covers Costs to Meet Child's Needs
Yes 32 41.0 39 48.8 19 52.8
Somewhat 36 46.2 35 43.8 11 30.6
No 10 12.8 6 7.5 6 16.7

* Respondents who indicated that their child is covered by more than one type of health plan or by a health plancategorized as "Other" were not included in the analysis for this table.