AAP Principles Concerning Retail-Based Clinics

Pediatrics (Impact Factor: 5.47). 03/2014; 133(3):E794-E797. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2013-4080


The American Academy of Pediatrics views retail-based clinics (RBCs) as an inappropriate source of primary care for pediatric patients, as they fragment medical care and are detrimental to the medical home concept of longitudinal and coordinated care. This statement updates the original 2006 American Academy of Pediatrics statement on RBCs, which flatly opposed these sites as appropriate for pediatric care, discussing the shift in RBC focus and comparing attributes of RBCs with those of the pediatric medical home.

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