Hundreds of thousands 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 identify barriers to access to emergency care, work to surmount these obstacles, and encourage through education increased levels of emergency care available to all children. It is also crucial to involve and incorporate the child's medical home into emergency care, both during acute presentation when the medical home is identified and by assisting in locating a medical home for follow-up when none previously exists.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health