Eating disorders and health insurance

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1994 Aug;148(8):785-8. doi: 10.1001/archpedi.1994.02170080015003.


Eating disorders are being diagnosed and managed by an increasing number of pediatricians and practitioners of adolescent medicine. These physicians are increasingly discovering the power and importance of their patients' health insurance status in the management of these conditions because the lack of appropriate insurance may often pose obstacles and barriers to care. This article provides an analysis of this situation through brief case presentations followed by a discussion and recommendations.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Health Services / economics*
  • Adult
  • Cost Sharing
  • Cost of Illness
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders / economics*
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders / therapy*
  • Female
  • Health Services Accessibility / economics*
  • Humans
  • Insurance Benefits
  • Insurance Selection Bias
  • Insurance, Health*
  • Insurance, Health, Reimbursement
  • Managed Care Programs / economics
  • United States