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Priorities and Progress in Complex Care Education

Published:November 24, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2022.11.009
      Pediatricians routinely care for children with medical complexity (CMC), yet complex care is not a standard part of their training. In “Core curricular priorities in the care of children with medical complexity: A North American modified Delphi study,” we reported on a consensus development process that identified essential topics to include in a formal complex care curriculum for pediatric residents.
      • Huth K
      • Newman L
      • Glader L.
      Core curricular priorities in the care of children with medical complexity: A North American modified Delphi study.
      We described 11 curricular priorities related to multisystem clinical issues, as well as medical technology care, safety/emergency planning, care coordination, and advocacy. Complex care has continued to rapidly evolve as a field within pediatrics, necessitating a focus on developing a competent workforce to provide effective, team-based, patient- and family-centered care for CMC. Since the Delphi study was published, educators have concentrated efforts to define a competency framework and to develop and evaluate innovative complex care educational interventions. In this progress report, we reexamine our study's findings in the context of literature since July 2019, when our manuscript was submitted. We also highlight promising directions for future work in complex care education.

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