Helping States Use Linked Administrative Data and Advanced Analytics to Better Serve Children and Families

Publisher: Chicago, IL: Mathematica Policy Research
Oct 31, 2018
Authors
Elizabeth Weingensberg
Mathematica researchers linked administrative data from child welfare, Medicaid, substance abuse, and mental health services to identify areas of high use of services, or superutilization, among children in foster care. By looking at frequency, duration, intensity, and costs of services, they were able to measure superutilization across multiple dimensions, which provided a more nuanced understanding of service use among children in foster care.