AAP: Urgent care centers are effective adjuncts to medical homes

04/28/2014 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

Freestanding urgent care facilities caring for children should be able to give timely assessments, initiate resuscitation, and stabilize and transfer patients as necessary, the AAP said in a policy statement released in the journal Pediatrics. These facilities also should introduce programs aimed at boosting the quality of pediatric emergency care. Well-managed urgent care centers can "provide a safe, effective adjunct to, but not a replacement for, the medical home," the group said.

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