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Pediatrics and Record-keeping-Reply

Pediatrics and Record-keeping-Reply This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract In Reply.—Dr Sparling is misinterpreting our report if he believes that we are trying to detract from the importance of comprehensive care. His reservations may be related to the differences in the practice setting: the prepaid health insurance system that covers more than 90% of all the patients in our study results in a high number of visits per annum, compared with the number of visits in a fee-for-service operation. If most of our patients see the pediatrician on an average of six times per year (as well as separate "well baby" visits to a preventive-medicine nurse four to five times in a year), then review of the patient's total health status at each visit is simply not necessary. So, we could certainly add that our conclusions are conditional on periodic comprehensive appraisal of the patient's problem list, at separate visits. If our differences of opinion are not related http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

Pediatrics and Record-keeping-Reply

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract In Reply.—Dr Sparling is misinterpreting our report if he believes that we are trying to detract from the importance of comprehensive care. His reservations may be related to the differences in the practice setting: the prepaid health insurance system that covers more than 90% of all the patients in our study results in a high number of visits...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1980 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0002-922X
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1980.02130150080025
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract In Reply.—Dr Sparling is misinterpreting our report if he believes that we are trying to detract from the importance of comprehensive care. His reservations may be related to the differences in the practice setting: the prepaid health insurance system that covers more than 90% of all the patients in our study results in a high number of visits per annum, compared with the number of visits in a fee-for-service operation. If most of our patients see the pediatrician on an average of six times per year (as well as separate "well baby" visits to a preventive-medicine nurse four to five times in a year), then review of the patient's total health status at each visit is simply not necessary. So, we could certainly add that our conclusions are conditional on periodic comprehensive appraisal of the patient's problem list, at separate visits. If our differences of opinion are not related

Journal

American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 1980

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