UMMS Affiliation

Department of Pediatrics; Meyers Primary Care Institute



Document Type


Medical Subject Headings

Primary Health Care; Delivery of Health Care; Cooperative Behavior; Child; Adolescent


Health Services Research | Pediatrics | Primary Care


Summary: The goals of this guide are to discuss the complementary roles of generalist and subspecialist physicians in providing coordinated and effective care for children and youth with special health care needs. We will emphasize the centrality of family-professional partnerships. We also will describe various models for collaboration among generalist and subspecialist physicians and families. Ultimately, the value of this guide will be to serve as a framework for discussion about how primary and subspecialty care physicians can work collaboratively to enhance the quality of care that children and youth with special health care needs and their families receive.

Citation: Antonelli, R., Stille, C., and Freeman, L. Enhancing Collaboration Between Primary and Subspecialty Care Providers for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, Washington, DC, 2005. Link to report on publisher's website



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