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September 1981

Home Visits: Extending the Boundaries of Comprehensive Pediatric Care

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

Am J Dis Child. 1981;135(9):812-814. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1981.02130330024008

• While the contribution of home visits to the care of chronically ill children and those in high-risk families has become increasingly recognized, their value in the provision of comprehensive primary pediatric care has been neglected. Visits to children's homes can be a valuable tool to assess the child's environment, observe the child in his or her own world, establish rapport with families, and determine family function and dynamics.

(Am J Dis Child 1981;135:812-814)

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