To present, in Dr. Robert A. Hoekelman's final issue as Editor-in-Chief of Pediatrie Annals, six challenging and insightful articles totally devoted to "community pediatrics"-what it has been, what it is now, and what is its future.
All of the articles have been written by former associates and colleagues of Dr. Hoekelman and provide knowledgeable perspectives on both the practice of pediatrics and the practice of primary care at this critical juncture of health care reform issues and debate in our country.
HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE
Pediatricians can receive Category I credits for the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association by reading the following articles and successfully completing the quiz at the end of the issue. Complete instructions are given on the quiz pages.
The Pretest below has been prepared to assist you in studying the following material. It indicates some of the areas to be covered and will make it possible for you to challenge your present knowledge of the material before reading further.
1. The basic science of community pediatrics is epidemiology, the study of disease among populations.
2. In no other specialty is the experience of the resident in training so different from that of the practitioner as it is in pediatrics.
3. A distinctive element of community pediatrie research is that it is less intimately related to the everyday concerns of pediatrie practitioners than is bench research.
4. Medical education in the United States has been largely hospital-based specialty education.
Answers to the Pretest:
1.A 2 A 3.B 4.A