Sick kids, struggling parents

Source: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan, Volume 16 Issue 5, October 22, 2012

From the highlights:
• Nearly two-thirds of parents of young children in child care say their children could not attend because of illness in the past year.
• One-third of parents of young children are concerned about losing jobs or losing pay when taking off work to care for their sick children.
• 8% of parents with kids in child care say taking their sick child to the emergency room is more convenient than seeing a primary care doctor.

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