A survey of adult rheumatologists shows that nearly one-quarter treat pediatric patients. For physicians in some cities, this is unavoidable due to a shortage of pediatric rheumatologists. How and if the care pediatric patients receive from adult providers as compared to pediatric rheumatologists is the focus of a Duke University Medical Center survey conducted by Heather Van Mater, MPH. The survey included 306 adult rheumatologists and 138 pediatric rheumatologists.
The survey results were published online May 2 in Arthritis Care and Research. In this slideshow, we highlight key findings from the survey.