Caring for children who have special health-care needs: a practical guide for the primary care practitioner
Department of Pediatrics
Medical Subject Headings
Adolescent; Child; Child Health Services; Child, Preschool; Chronic Disease; Disabled Children; Early Intervention (Education); Female; Health Services Needs and Demand; Humans; Infant; Long-Term Care; Male; *Needs Assessment; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); Pediatrics; United States
Children who have special health-care needs (CSHCN) require more time, coordination, and resources. Caring for CSHCN can be challenging, but it also is very rewarding. By making small changes in a practice and getting to know the resources in the community, the primary care physician can build a medical home for all patients.
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Citation: Pediatr Rev. 2007 Jul;28(7):e36-42.