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The following group of papers was presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics on Oct 17, 1972, as part of the Community Pediatrics Section Program. It was cosponsored by the Ambulatory Pediatric Association and was supported in part by the Ross Laboratories.
There is no doubt that those who are concerned with the delivery of child health care face serious difficulties in finding the resources and mechanisms to insure that all children in need of preventive, maintenance, and curative services receive them. No matter how the pediatric health care pie, as it presently exists, is sliced, all of the appetites will not be satisfied. This is true for those who seek these services and more so for the greater numbers who are in need, yet do not recognize that need or have the resources to seek the appropriate care.
This symposium will address these issues in
HOEKELMAN RA. Opening Remarks. Am J Dis Child. 1974;127(4):537. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110230083013