Access to optimal emergency care for children

Steven E. Krug, Thomas Bojko, Margaret A. Dolan, Karen S. Frush, Patricia J. O'Malley, Robert E. Sapien, Kathy N. Shaw, Joan Shook, Paul E. Sirbaugh, Loren G. Yamamoto, Jane Ball, Kathleen Brown, Kim Bullock, Dan Kavanaugh, Sharon E. Mace, Susan Eads Role, David W. Tuggle, Tina Turgel, Susan Tellez

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Abstract

Millions of pediatric patients require some level of emergency care annually, and significant barriers limit access to appropriate services for large numbers of children. The American Academy of Pediatrics has a strong commitment to identifying barriers to access to emergency care, working to surmount these obstacles, and encouraging, through education and system changes, improved levels of emergency care available to all children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-164
Number of pages4
JournalPediatrics
Volume119
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2007

Keywords

  • Access to care
  • Emergency medical services for children
  • Emergency readiness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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