Cardiology in the Young

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Editorial

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: impact on care to patients with paediatric and congenital cardiac disease

Michael G. Gaiesa1 c1, Jeffrey P. Jacobsa2, Timothy B. Cottsa1 and Matthew M. Davisa3

a1 Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, University of Michigan, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

a2 Department of Surgery, University of South Florida, Johns Hopkins Children's Heart Surgery, All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida, United States of America

a3 Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Division of General Medicine, Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit, Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

(Received July 24 2013)

(Accepted August 04 2013)

(Online publication September 10 2013)

Keywords

  • Policy;
  • pediatric;
  • congenital;
  • cardiac;
  • cardiac surgery

Correspondence

c1 Correspondence to: M. G. Gaies, MD, MPH, University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, 1540 East Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-4204, United States of America. Tel: +1 734-936-3770; Fax: +1 734-936-9470; E-mail: mgaies@med.umich.edu

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