Transcranial doppler screening of medicaid-insured children with sickle cell disease

David G. Bundy, Michael T. Abrams, John J. Strouse, Carl H. Mueller, Marlene R. Miller, James F. Casella

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Transcranial Doppler screening reduces the risk of stroke in children with sickle cell disease. We tested the effect of informational letters sent to parents and doctors of Medicaid-insured children on improving screening efficiency. The letters did not improve the low baseline screening rates, suggesting the need for more aggressive outreach. Hematologist visits were correlated with increased screening rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-190.e1
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • MCO Managed care organization
  • PCP Primary care provider
  • SCD Sickle cell disease
  • TCD Transcranial Doppler
  • WCC Well-child care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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