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The Medical Home Concept and Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: a Comfortable Habitat!

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Author(s): Witchel SelmaFeldman

Journal: International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology
ISSN 1687-9848

Volume: 2010;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 561526;
Date: 2010;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Patient-centered interdisciplinary health care for children with chronic medical disorders represents an evolution from the traditional "stop and go" treatment for acute illnesses. This model for health care delivery has been called the "medical home," a concept that was originally developed in pediatrics for the care of children with special needs. Patient and family-centered, comprehensive, interdisciplinary, culturally effective, and readily accessible health care delivery is desirable for the care of children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia. As children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) become adolescents and young adults, transfer of this health care delivery model to adult endocrinologists is appropriate.
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