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Pediatric primary care as a component of systems of care

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  • Brown, Jonathan D.
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    Systems of care should be defined in a manner that includes primary care. The current definition of systems of care shares several attributes with the definition of primary care: both are defined as community-based services that are accessible, accountable, comprehensive, coordinated, culturally competent, and family focused. However, systems of care is defined as serving only children and youth with serious emotional disturbance and their families and does not fully embrace the concept of primary prevention. Although similarities in the definitions of primary care and systems of care may provide a theoretical foundation for including primary care within the systems of care framework, a definition of systems of care that incorporates the idea of prevention and takes into account the broad population served in primary care would provide communities with a definition that can be used to further the work of integrating primary care into systems of care.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Evaluation and Program Planning.

    Volume (Year): 33 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 1 (February)
    Pages: 36-38

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:epplan:v:33:y:2010:i:1:p:36-38

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    Keywords: System of care Primary care Collaboration Integration Child mental health services;

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    1. Jonathan D. Brown & Anne W. Riley & Lawrence S. Wissow, 2007. "Identification of Youth Psychosocial Problems During Pediatric Primary Care Visits," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 5461, Mathematica Policy Research.
    2. Jonathan D. Brown & Lawrence S. Wissow & Ciara Zachary & Benjamin L. Cook, 2007. "Receiving Advice About Child Mental Health From a Primary Care Provider: African American and Hispanic Parent Attitudes," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 5642, Mathematica Policy Research.
    3. Jonathan D. Brown & Lawrence S. Wissow, 2008. "Discussion of Maternal Stress During Pediatric Primary Care Visits," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 6110, Mathematica Policy Research.
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