The third issue of the Journal of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association covers a diverse set of areas from methodology to health services research to screening and physician behavior. Marie McCormick (Harvard School of Public Health) and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn (Teacher's College at Columbia University) use data from the Infant Health and Development Project to provide evidence regarding parental recall of clinical events affecting their children as newborns. The work enhances the literature on the adequacy of recall. Henry Ireys and Jamie Perry from Johns Hopkins describe the systematic development of a satisfaction scale for parents of children with special health care needs, a particularly important contribution given the increasing attention to measuring the experience of households with the health care system and the particular risks children with special health care needs face in the changing health care system. Steve Berman and colleagues from the University of Colorado continue their imaginative use...

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