Journal article

Models of care in neurodevelopmental-behavioural paediatrics

Brad Jongeling, Gehan Roberts

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

In Australia, children with developmental-behavioural presentations experience large variations in both access to specialist health care and in the care they receive from specialists. A recent survey of members of the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Paediatric Society of Australasia confirmed that this variation persists even among public services provided by paediatric doctors with a special interest in this field. In this article, we discuss the challenges of establishing a single model of developmental-behavioural paediatric care and set out principles of best practice in the field. An essential part of working towards excellence in care involves defining our outcomes, utilising standa..

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