Yonago Acta medica 1998;41:5354
A Comparative Study on Medical Care for Children in Schools for the Handicapped in Japan and in the United States
Kahoru Kitagawa and Ikuko Miyabayashi
Division of Child Neurology, Institute of Neurological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University, Yonago 683-0826 Japan
We conducted a survey to document the number of students who needed medical
care at schools for the handicapped in Osaka, Japan and in Dayton, Ohio, USA. The
ratio of students who needed medical care was similar in both cities (10 to 15%).
In Dayton, all schools had school nurses who administered medical care to those who
needed it. In contrast, in Osaka, medical care was administered by people at various
levels of medical training and knowledge.
Key words: administered medical care; handicapped children; medical care