03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Health Care Study: Lack Of Insurance Has Led To 17,000 Child Deaths

Lack of adequate health care may have contributed to the deaths of some 17,000 US children over the past two decades, according to a study released by the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

The research, to be published Friday in the Journal of Public Health, was compiled from more than 23 million hospital records from 37 states between 1988 and 2005.

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