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From My Head and My Heart: Improving Quality of Care for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs

  • Charles J. Homer
    Correspondence
    Address correspondence to Charles J. Homer, MD, MPH, National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ), 30 Winter Street, 6th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02108.
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    National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ), Boston, Mass
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Published:January 31, 2011DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2010.11.009
      It is an enormous honor to speak on the subject of improving quality of care for children with chronic conditions at a symposium honoring Jim Perrin. Jim was my division chief and immediate supervisor in my first job after fellowship. The work that we started together—looking at variation in care and outcomes for children in Rochester, New Haven, and Boston—shaped my entire career, and Jim has continued to be a mentor, a colleague, and a friend since that time over 20 years ago.
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