Journal article

Managing simple food allergy in community settings: A pilot study investigating a new model of care

Margaret Danchin, Natalie De Bono, Katrina Allen, Mimi Tang, Harriet Hiscock

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health | WILEY | Published : 2016

Abstract

AIM: The prevalence of food allergy in Australia has increased, paralleled by an increase in waiting time to access tertiary paediatric allergy care. We aimed to test whether a new model of care, based on serum specific IgE testing, was feasible and acceptable to Australian families. METHODS: A prospective pilot intervention study was conducted in community paediatric practices within 20-40 km of The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. Children ≤7 years with likely food allergy referred to the Department of Allergy and Immunology at RCH were included; children with anaphylaxis, drug allergy or complex food allergy (>three food groups) were excluded. Community general paediatricians, recrui..

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