Robert E. Greenberg, M.D.

The Academy of Pediatrics has both opportunities and responsibilities in the whirlwind of rapidly changing health care structures.

With corporate health care management, we need to:

1. Clearly define the essential components of child health care as the starting point for discussions;

2. Demand implementation of preventive care practices for all families;

3. Indicate the necessity for collaboration with managed care and public resources in meeting community-based needs;

4. Assist our membership with technical support, access to efforts of members in negotiations, and exposure to essential literature;

5. Represent our profession in assuring that personal decisions regarding patient care are not obstructed by conflicting financial barriers;

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