The role of the pediatric pulmonary physician in the American Health Care System

E. D. Crandall, R. Albert, J. R. Balmes, J. Bass, S. K. Koerner, E. Morgan, G. J. Redding, N. Rizk, R. Rogers, S. Rounds, G. M. Turino, J. S. Wagener, C. M. Wiener, Jr Young

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The roles of the pediatric pulmonary physician are clinical, administrative, and scholarly in nature. PPPs serve in the following capacities: As resources to the primary health care community for respiratory-related clinical problems in newborns, infants, children, and adolescents. As principal care providers for children with severe, complex, and/or technology-dependent acute and chronic pulmonary conditions. As part of the continuum between pediatric and adult care for people with chronic pulmonary disease. As educators to health professionals in training and to primary health care providers and other specialists who deal with children and adolescents through continuing education. As consultants to community and government agencies who seek expertise to devise and assess health-related policies and programs for children. As investigators who conduct research and share new knowledge in order to advance the clinical care of children with respiratory disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1486-1488
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of respiratory and critical care medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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