Care coordination for children with special health care needs and roles for physical therapists

Authors, Primary McSpadden,C.;Therrien,M.;McEwen,I. R.
Title Primary Care coordination for children with special health care needs and roles for physical therapists
Periodical Full Pediatric Physical Therapy
Pub Year 2012
Volume 24
issue 1
Start Page 70-77
Abstract PURPOSE: : The purpose of this article is to summarize the research on the possible benefits of care coordination for children with special health care needs and explore potential roles for physical therapists in care coordination, including roles as primary care coordinators, members of interprofessional teams, advocates, and researchers. KEY POINTS: : The medical home model is described. Benefits of care coordination are reviewed. Potential roles for physical therapists in care coordination are outlined. The barriers to care coordination are reviewed and recommendations to reduce barriers and better prepare therapists for care coordination are offered. CONCLUSION: : Therapists need to be aware of and adapt to change in care models to be the provider of choice.
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Author/Address Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Allied Health, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.; Publisher URL: www.cinahl.com/cgi-bin/refsvc?jid=593&accno=2011434429
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Reference Type(s) Journal Article
Topic Tag(s) Care Coordination;Primary Care Workforce Issues
Special Population(s) Children with Special Needs
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Commentary/Opinion Piece Yes
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