Originally Posted by oldbearprofessor
If they had been one of my complex patients
, a lot. That's what the pediatric medical home is about. Continuity of care is critically important in pediatrics, IMO. Sure, the "average" 3 year old doesn't have a complex history, but as many as about 10% of them do, so it's not a small group.
Fair enough. I stand corrected.
I don't discount continuity of care in peds, either. I'm on an outpatient peds rotation, and I see the relationship that the pediatrician has with her patients (some of whom are children of former patients!) She can get more done in a 5 minute visit, by virtue of that relationship, than I can in 15.