Specialty services for children with special health care needs: supplement not supplant the medical home

Graham, Robert J.
January 2008
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Jan2008, Vol. 93 Issue 1, p2
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the Accelerated Care through Emergency (ACE) program for children with special health care needs (CSHCN). The program was part of the study intended to minimize the use of emergency department (ED) services by CSHCN while improving the delivery of care. Relative to this, a medical telephone service which serves for 24 hours a day and 7 days a week was developed and is led by nurse coordinators with physicians. The program also covers deficiencies in the accessibility of medical records, clinical pathways, care plans, supplies and contouring of ED intake process.


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