IS THE FAMILY PAEDIATRICIAN STILL NEEDED? PAEDIATRICS, BETWEEN PROXIMITY OF CARE AND SYSTEM REFORMS
Antonio D’Avino, FIMP President, Portici Paediatrician, Naples; Nicola Gobbi, GP and Continuity of Care Physician Paediatric, Urgency Outpatient Clinic of the Infermi Hospital, Rimini; Alberto Villani, Director of the Department of Emergency, Acceptance and General Paediatrics, Bambino Gesù Paediatric Hospital. Introduced by Mattia Altini, Health Director of AUSL Romagna.
Free-choice paediatrics differs in some aspects from General Medicine, although it shares the conventional contractual form, a form that has been the subject of much reflection in the historical moment we are living. The challenge of a trust-based relationship with the service recipients remains, moreover the system of first-line care needs an increase in performance and accessibility, and finally how can a reform model equally encompass the professional satisfaction needs of its practitioners, the service recipients needs and the system of care requirements.