Table 1.

HMA's Pediatric Preventive Care Guidelines Used at the Time of the Study

Immunizations
 Oral polio virus2, 4, and 15 months
 Diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus2, 4, 6, and 15 months
 Measles-mumps-rubella15 months
Haemophilus influenzae type b2, 4, 6, and 15 months
Other preventive care
 VisitsAt least 5 visits scheduled for children under 2; 1 visit/year for children
2 to 6 years
 Height, weight, head circumference,
 development
Recorded at all visits (if 1–2 visits) or at all but 1 visit (if at least 3 visits)
for children under 2; recorded once/year for children 2 to 6
 Blood pressureN/A for children under 2; recorded once/year for children 2 to 6 years
 Vision acuity, hearing acuityN/A for children under 2; recorded once/year if 4 or older
 Dental examination/referralN/A for children under 2; recorded once/year for children 2 to 6 years
 Hematocrit/hemoglobinRecorded at least once
 Tuberculin tine testRecorded at least once every 2 years
 Urinalysis for bacteriuriaN/A for children under 2; recorded at least once every 2 years for children
2 to 6 years
 Lead screeningRecorded at least once by 17 months; recorded twice for
children 1½ to 6 months
 Sickle cell screeningRecorded at least once
  • Abbreviations: HMA, Healthcare Management Alternatives, Inc; N/A, not available.