AAP Revises Statement on Retail-Based Clinics

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued an update to their 2006 policy statement on retail-based clinics (RBC), continuing to discourage their use for pediatric patients. RBCs have become popular based on convenience, hours of operation, and low wait times, but the AAP emphasizes that this can lead to fragmented care, incomplete health records, decline in quality of care, and missed opportunities to identify special needs and chronic conditions. The AAP recommends that physicians work to improve their accessibility and convenience in order to highlight the benefits of medical home, rather than RBCs.

AAP Revises Statement on Retail-Based Clinics
AAP Revises Statement on Retail-Based Clinics
The American Academy of Pediatrics views retail-based clinics (RBCs) as an inappropriate source of primary care for pediatric patients, as they fragment medical care and are detrimental to the medical home concept of longitudinal and coordinated care. This statement updates the original 2006 ...

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