National study documents value of family-provided medical care for children

About half of US children with special health care needs — 5.6 million children — receive medical care from uncompensated family members worth billions of dollars, finds a large national study. The study is the first to systematically track parents’ unpaid time providing care, as well as lost income due to parents taking time off from work….

About half of US children with special health care needs — 5.6 million children — receive medical care from uncompensated family members worth billions of dollars, finds a large national study. The study is the first to systematically track parents’ unpaid time providing care, as well as lost income due to parents taking time off from work….