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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 21. No. 1, 2016

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2016;21:27-35

Special Section

Proceedings of the Meeting on Consensus on Integrated Child Health - from Hospital to Community

CW Chan, LHL Wong, DCK Luk


A "Consensus on Integrated Child Health - from Hospital to Community" was jointly organised by The Hong Kong Paediatric Society, the Hong Kong Paediatric Foundation and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on 7-8 November 2015 with contribution by world experts from AAP, Asia Pacific Pediatric Association and Chinese Pediatric Society to discuss the concepts of "Medical Home" and "Integrated Care" with the objectives of bridging the gap in child healthcare between hospital and community and providing a child-centered, family-focused, seamless, comprehensive healthcare system with a favourable ecology to children with medical complexities. Over 300 international and local experts including paediatricians, nurses, allied health professionals, administrators, policy-makers, politicians, educators, community partners and parent groups assembled together to discuss, share and exchange experiences and knowledge arriving at a good consensus on integrated and coordinated quality care for child health from hospital to community. It was concluded unanimously that a comprehensive Child Health Policy for Hong Kong and a Children's Commissioner are urgently needed to maintain the good healthcare standard, to address the evolving challenges and to provide a safe environment for all children to develop onto their highest potentials in life.

Keyword : Child health policy; Children's commission; Children's hospital; Hospital to community; Integrated child health


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