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Did you know that:Korea was the largest single-country source of foreign-born adopted children, providing about 57,000 children or a little over one-fifth (22 percent) of all foreign-born adopted children.
Did you know that:Since the early 1990s, when China began to allow large numbers of these girls to be adopted by foreigners, an increasing number have been adopted by U.S. citizens. The U.S. State Department recorded only 61 immigrant visas issued to orphans coming to the United States from China in 1991, but 5,053 in 2000.
Did you know that:After Asia, Latin America was the second largest region of origin for foreign-born adopted children of the householder, numbering about 84,000 children or about one-third of all foreign-born adopted children. The largest source country in this region was Mexico, which accounted for one-third of all adopted children from Latin America.
Did you know that:The number of immigrant visas issued to orphans coming to the United States for adoption increased from about 7,000 in 1990 to nearly 18,000 in 2000.
Did you know that:A higher proportion of adopted children under 18 than of biological and stepchildren under 18 had at least one disability. The most commonly reported disability was difficulty learning, remembering, or concentrating.
Did you know that:A large component of all European-born adopted children under 6 was from Russia and Romania. Eighty-two percent of European-born adopted children under 6 in 2000 were from these two countries.
Did you know that:Children under 12 in 2000 from Russia would have been born in 1989 or later, so they would have been very young when the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, or were born in the subsequent years. The resulting economic and social changes left large numbers of children available for adoption
Did you know that:In 2000, 13 percent of adopted children of householders of all ages were foreign born. Nearly half (48 percent) of the foreign-born adopted children were born in Asia, about one-third (33 percent) in Latin America, and about one-sixth (16 percent) in Europe.
Did you know that:While most foreign-born biological and stepchildren under age 18 (88 percent and 84 percent, respectively) spoke a language other than English at home, this was not the case for foreign-born adopted children. Thirty percent of foreign-born adopted girls and 32 percent of foreign-born adopted boys under 18 spoke a language other than English at home.
Did you know that:The percentage of foreign-born adopted children who were born in China was less than 3 percent of all foreign-born adopted children aged 6 and over but 28 percent of those under 6. One consequence of enforcement of the one-child population policy in China is the abandonment of girls because of the cultural preference for sons.
Environmental health - An organized community effort to minimize the public's exposure to environmental hazards by identifying the disease or injury agent, preventing the agent's transmission through the environment, and protecting people from the exposure to contaminated and hazardous environments. (PHIP, 1996)
Evaluation and Management (EM) Service - A nonprocedural service, such as a visit or consultation, provided by physicians to diagnose and treat diseases and counsel patients. (MedPAC, 1998)
Evidence of Insurability - Any statement of proof of a person's physical condition affecting their acceptability for insurance or a health care contract.
Evidence of Funding - Proof that sufficient funds are available for completion of the project. Usually a copy of the face sheet of the grant, contract, or cooperative agreement is sufficient.
Evidence Based Decision Making - In a health policy context, evidence-based decision making is the application of the best available scientific evidence to policy decisions about specific medical treatments or changes in the delivery system. The goals of evidence-based decision making are to improve the quality of care, increase the efficiency of care delivery, and improve the allocation of health care resources.
Evidence Table - A summary of the most important information from a group of research studies. An evidence table can include information on the number of participants in the research trials and the type and frequency of adverse events that participants had while taking the drugs being studied.
Ethics Committee - Hospital Committee concerned with biomedical ethics issues. Its purpose may be to direct educational programs or provide forums for discussion of these issues among hospital medical professionals and others, to serve in an advisory capacity and/or as a resource to healthcare professionals involved in biomedical as a resource to healthcare professionals involved in biomedical ethical implications.
Evercare - Medicare managed care demonstration for nursing home residents. A geriatric Nurse Practitioner acts as a case manager.
Evidence (CMS) - Signs that something is true or not true. Doctors can use published studies as evidence that a treatment works or does not work.
Extended Care Services - In the context of this report, an alternate name for "skilled nursing facility services."