Pediatric care recommendations for freestanding urgent care facilities

Gregory P. Conners, Joan E. Shook, Alice D. Ackerman, Thomas H. Chun, Nanette C. Dudley, Susan M. Fuchs, Marc H. Gorelick, Natalie E. Lane, Brian R. Moore, Joseph L. Wright, Isabel A. Barata, Kim Bullock, Jennifer Daru, Toni K. Gross, Elizabeth Edgerton, Tamar Magarik Haro, Jaclynn S. Haymon, Lou E. Romig, Sally K. Snow, David W. TuggleCynthia Wright, Sue Tellez

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)950-953
Number of pages4
JournalPediatrics
Volume133
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Emergency care
  • Health services
  • Medical home
  • Pediatrics
  • Urgent care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Conners, G. P., Shook, J. E., Ackerman, A. D., Chun, T. H., Dudley, N. C., Fuchs, S. M., ... Tellez, S. (2014). Pediatric care recommendations for freestanding urgent care facilities. Pediatrics, 133(5), 950-953. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2014-0569