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Who is Best Qualified to Care for Pediatric Rheumatology Patients?

Who is Best Qualified to Care for Pediatric Rheumatology Patients?

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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.
 
References: 
Heather Van Mater, Stephen J. Balevic, Gary L. Freed, Sarah J. Clark. "Differences between Pediatric and Adult Rheumatologists," Arthritis Care and Research. Accepted: Apr 25, 2017. 
DOI: 10.1002/acr.23273
 

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