The article by Weathers and her coinvestigators in this issue titled “Health Services Use by Children of Migratory Agricultural Workers: Exploring the Role of Need for Care”1 is only the fourth article published on the health care of migrant farm worker families in Pediatrics since 1948, excluding policy statements by the Committee on Community Health Services.2,3 During the past 54 years the only clinical or health services research on children of farm workers published in Pediatrics included 1 article in 1972 and another in 1974 on lead exposure and toxicity.4,5 A third article, published in 1962, did not report findings of a research study but called on medical schools and pediatricians to become more actively involved in the study of the health problems of migrant farm worker children.6 The small number of publications describing clinical and health services research related to migrant...
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Commentaries| May 01 2003
Health Care Research on Migrant Farm Worker Children: Why Has It Not Had a Higher Priority?
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Steve Berman; Health Care Research on Migrant Farm Worker Children: Why Has It Not Had a Higher Priority?. Pediatrics May 2003; 111 (5): 1106–1107. 10.1542/peds.111.5.1106
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