Preface to the Issue

Preface to the Issue Curr Treat Options Peds (2018) 4:244–246 DOI 10.1007/s40746-018-0131-2 Hospital Medicine (A Statile and N Unaka, Section Editors) 1,2,* Ndidi Unaka, MD, MEd 1,2 Angela M. Statile, MD, MEd Address *,1 Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA Email: Ndidi.Unaka@cchmc.org Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincin- nati, OH, USA Published online: 23 April 2018 * Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018 This article is part of the Topical Collection on Hospital Medicine In 1996, Dr. Robert Watcher described Bhospitalists^ as Bspecialists in inpatient care^ [1]. The field of pediatric hospital medicine (PHM) has experienced significant growth over the past two decades. The paradigm shift of pediatric hospitalists providing care for children in the inpatient setting has occurred in both academic institutions and community hospitals. It is important to ac- knowledge the concern that this shift may lead to less continuity between patients, families, and primary care physicians who no longer care for children in the hospital setting. However, several factors contributing to the shift include an increasing population of children with medical complexity, pressures to deliver high-value care and practice more efficiently, and greater emphasis on processes that promote patient safety within http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Treatment Options in Pediatrics Springer Journals
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Springer International Publishing
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Pediatrics; General Practice / Family Medicine; Intensive / Critical Care Medicine; Maternal and Child Health
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2198-6088
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10.1007/s40746-018-0131-2
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Curr Treat Options Peds (2018) 4:244–246 DOI 10.1007/s40746-018-0131-2 Hospital Medicine (A Statile and N Unaka, Section Editors) 1,2,* Ndidi Unaka, MD, MEd 1,2 Angela M. Statile, MD, MEd Address *,1 Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA Email: Ndidi.Unaka@cchmc.org Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincin- nati, OH, USA Published online: 23 April 2018 * Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018 This article is part of the Topical Collection on Hospital Medicine In 1996, Dr. Robert Watcher described Bhospitalists^ as Bspecialists in inpatient care^ [1]. The field of pediatric hospital medicine (PHM) has experienced significant growth over the past two decades. The paradigm shift of pediatric hospitalists providing care for children in the inpatient setting has occurred in both academic institutions and community hospitals. It is important to ac- knowledge the concern that this shift may lead to less continuity between patients, families, and primary care physicians who no longer care for children in the hospital setting. However, several factors contributing to the shift include an increasing population of children with medical complexity, pressures to deliver high-value care and practice more efficiently, and greater emphasis on processes that promote patient safety within

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Current Treatment Options in PediatricsSpringer Journals

Published: Apr 23, 2018

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