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July 1975

Non-Health Professionals and the School-Age Child: Treatment of Minor Acute Health Problems

Author Affiliations

From the Office of Research and Development, Indian Health Service, Tucson, Ariz.

Am J Dis Child. 1975;129(7):816-819. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1975.02120440042009

In order to meet the minor acute health needs of the school-age child in an effective and efficient manner, school health workers were trained to follow standards of problem solving with the aid of a problem-specific reporting form for seven common minor acute problems. During the operation of the program, the workers displayed a high degree of compliance with standards of the problem-solving process. The program resulted in a substantial reduction in the work load for the minor acute problems, and there was a reduction in the number of unnecessary trips to the clinic for minor problems.

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