Changing Pediatric Residency Training to Improve Quality of Care for Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs

Many families of children with special health care needs piece together their care, often depending on their pediatric subspecialist as their primary source of health care services. As a result, their care is not adequately coordinated or integrated. Further, subspecialists are not optimally using their expertise when they function as a de facto medical home, limiting their ability to care for other children who need their services and increasing the costs of the health care system. This study explores gaps in residency training, knowledge and skills, and proposes a model to explore whether changes in residency training might improve the quality of care for children with complex needs and reduce costs.

Downloads

Published Date

December 1, 2012

Type

Focus

Topics

Get the Latest Updates

Newsletter

Stay informed on news, policy, research, events, and advocacy opportunities by subscribing to the newsletter from the California Advocacy Network for Children with Special Health Care Needs.

You can also view archives of past editions.