Clinical Report-Physicians' Roles in Coordinating Care of Hospitalized Children

PEDIATRICS (Impact Factor: 5.47). 10/2010; 126(4):829-32. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2010-1535
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The care of hospitalized children and adolescents has become increasingly complex and often involves multiple physicians beyond the traditional primary care pediatrician. Hospitalists, medical subspecialists, surgical specialists, and hospital attending physicians may all participate in the care of hospitalized children and youth. This report summarizes the responsibilities of the pediatrician and other involved physicians in ensuring that children receive coordinated and comprehensive medical care delivered within the context of their medical homes as inpatients, and that care is appropriately continued on an outpatient basis.

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