The intent of this statement is to describe the breadth of issues that have special pertinence to pediatricians who care for children and families affected by genetic disorders and other chronic health conditions. The Committee on Children With Disabilities believes that because these children are leading healthier and longer lives, pediatricians are the more highly qualified to serve them, by virtue of their training and experience, and to provide them a 'medical home.' This statement is designed to assist pediatricians in the treatment of these patients by describing their potential roles in relationship to their patients' changing needs, as they work with various members of the health care team and as they respond to the requirements of government agencies and various third-party payers.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Apr 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health