volume 145, issue 4, Pe20200164 2020
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-0164
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Mei Elansary, Michael Silverstein

Abstract: In this issue of Pediatrics, Lipkin et al 1 describe trends in pediatrician-reported developmental screening and referral practices between 2002 and 2016. The authors compare data across serial American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Periodic Surveys conducted in 2002, 2009, and 2016. They demonstrate that pediatricians' self-reported use of formal developmental screening tools increased from 21% in 2002 to 63% in 2016 and that referral of patients identified as at risk for developmental delay to early interventi…

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