A Survey of Physician Consultations in an Urban School District

W. Thomas Boyce, Lewis W. Sprunger, Burris Duncan, Sue Sobolewski

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Abstract

A survey of physician encounters was conducted in a large, urban school district following the institution of consultative, rather than full‐time, school physician services. Review of the encounter data over a six‐month period revealed that: (a) the majority of consultations related to the problems of individual children; (b) there was a high prevalence of behavioral and psychosocial issues among the problems addressed; and (c) physicians were prominently involved in cross‐disciplinary interactions. The survey provides an analysis of physician utilization under an emerging model of school health services in which physicians serve as consultant members of a medical and educational team. 1983 American School Health Association

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-311
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of School Health
Volume53
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Philosophy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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