A measured approach to child health

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Children's health and its measurement have gained increasing attention in the face of advances in treating disease, and the growing recognition of long-term implications of child health for adult health and the nation's economy. Advances in measurement are aided by new conceptualizations, including a dynamic definition of child health and model of how it evolves. This paper discusses challenges in measurement of child health, the role of large-scale data sets, how to select a measure, 2 promising measurement frontiers, and the role of the Academic Pediatric Association in promoting a measured approach to child health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)240-246
Number of pages7
JournalAcademic Pediatrics
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2011


  • child health
  • cultural issues
  • health
  • health services research
  • health status
  • measure
  • outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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