volume 99, issue 1, Pe8-e8 1997
DOI: 10.1542/peds.99.1.e8
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S. del Torso, R. Bussi, T. G. DeWitt

Abstract: ABSTRACT. This article reviews how Italian National Health Service (NHS) pediatricians have tried to fulfill the obligations of modern primary care providers in a managed care environment, with special reference to the experience of the Veneto region in Italy and compares this situation with the present changes of the health system in the United States.Italian NHS primary care pediatricians work independently in their offices, providing acute and chronic patients to all children 0 to 14 years old: NHS primary…

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