Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-2014

Identifier

DOI: 10.1542/peds.2014-0569

Abstract

Treatment of children at freestanding urgent care facilities has become common in pediatric health care. Well-managed freestanding urgent care facilities can improve the health of the children in their communities, integrate into the medical community, and provide a safe, effective adjunct to, but not a replacement for, the medical home or emergency department. Recommendations are provided for optimizing freestanding urgent care facilities' quality, communication, and collaboration in caring for children.

Journal Title

Pediatrics

Volume

133

Issue

5

First Page

950

Last Page

953

MeSH Keywords

Ambulatory Care Facilities; Child; Emergency Medical Services; Humans; Patient Care Team; Patient-Centered Care; Pediatrics; Quality Assurance, Health Care; Referral and Consultation; United States

Keywords

Urgent Care; Children

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