Report: Health needs of medically complex youths should be addressed

Pediatricians, payers and policymakers should acknowledge children with medical complexity or multiple chronic conditions as a distinct group in research, payment and policy reforms to improve care management and reduce costs, according to a clinical report in Pediatrics. “The support helps enable all children, especially those with complex conditions, to have a medical home and receive the care they need when they need it,” writes lead author Dr. Dennis Kuo of the AAP Council on Children with Disabilities Executive Committee.

 

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