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Pediatric Urgent Care-New and Evolving Paradigms of Acute Care.

A new interesting article has been published in Pediatr Clin North Am. 2018 Dec;65(6):1257-1268. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2018.07.014. Review and titled:

Pediatric Urgent Care-New and Evolving Paradigms of Acute Care.

Authors of this article are:

Sankrithi U, Schor J.

A summary of the article is shown below:

Parents of pediatric patients seek appropriate high-quality care in a timely, cost-effective, and convenient manner. Pediatric urgent care offers a new and evolving delivery model that serves a growing demand by complementing services provided by the medical home and by pediatric emergency departments. Pediatric urgent care services are used by both nonprofit and for-profit sectors and include hospital and satellite clinics, free-standing clinics, retail-based clinics, and telemedicine services. The clinical scope is variable and there are distinct and unique operational considerations. Training models are evolving and further research is warranted.

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This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as:

Acute care;Clinics;Emergency medicine;Medical home;Pediatrics;Urgent care


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