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Written and edited by leading pediatric and family nurse researchers, this book provides a synthesis of the research literature in nursing and health promotion of children, pediatric acute and chronic conditions, and children and families in the health care system.Children and Families in Health and Illness will prove an excellent shelf reference for researchers and a thought-provoking read for advanced-level practitioner in child or family nursing.

Chapter 13: Historical Overview of Health Care Delivery Models for Children and Their Families

Historical Overview of Health Care Delivery Models for Children and Their Families
Historical overview of health care delivery models for children and their families
Doris J.Biester and BarbaraVelsor-Friedrich

Within the context of our current health care model, children occupy a small but important segment. Although most of the children in the United States are healthy and have lower per capita health care costs than adults, a small minority have chronic conditions or multiple complex health problems and hence an ongoing need for access to comprehensive physical and mental health care (Anthony, 1995). Children have special needs that must be met by the health care delivery system within a family context.

This chapter focuses on types of health care delivery models that have played a central role in child ...

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