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Appendix E: Glossary
Pages 241-246

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From page 241...
... * Adapted from the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Care Policy glossary at http:// www.academyhealth.org/publications.glossary.pdf.
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... * Adapted from the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Care Policy glossary at http:// www.academyhealth.org/publicat~ons.˘lossary.pdf.
From page 243...
... Medically indigent Persons who cannot afford needed health care because of insufficient income and/or lack of adequate health insurance. Indigent care consists of health services provided to the poor or those unable to pay.
From page 244...
... Perinatal care Health services delivered to a woman and her newborn in the periods immediately before and after birth, ranging from approximately the twentieth to twenty-eighth week of gestation to the first week or month following birth. Predictor, independent predictor In a statistical analysis, an independent variable (e.g., that measures an exposure or treatment)
From page 245...
... Section 1 1 15 demonstration waivers allow states to change provisions of the Medicaid programs, including: eligibility requirements, the scope of services available, the freedom to choose a provider, a provider's choice to participate in a plan, the method of reimbursing providers, and the statewide application of the program (AHSRHP, 2002~. Selection bias In research studies, a systematic error in analysis that results when study subjects are not assigned randomly among treatment and control groups.
From page 246...
... WIC programs provide vouchers for purchasing certain types of food and nutrition screening and counseling for eligible persons, usually pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and children under the age of 5 who have been determined to be at risk for inadequate nutrition due to health or dietary problems and who are members of families that earn less than 185 percent of the federal poverty level or who receive other benefits (e.g., food stamps, Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)


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