Successful use of a primary care practice-specialty collaboration in the care of an adolescent with chronic fatigue syndrome

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Abstract

We report on the successful collaborative care of an adolescent with chronic fatigue syndrome between a primary care pediatrician and an academic chronic fatigue syndrome specialist located in different cities. Regular telephone and e-mail communication and clearly defined patient-care roles allowed for timely management of symptoms and marked clinical improvement. We discuss ways to improve the collaboration of primary care and subspecialty physicians for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and children with special health care needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1536-e1539
JournalPediatrics
Volume120
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

Keywords

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Disabled children
  • Patient-care team
  • Primary health care
  • Referral and consultation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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