Family physicians increase provision of well-infant care despite decline in prenatal services

Am Fam Physician. 2003 Jan 1;67(1):17.


Over the past 20 years, family physicians and general practitioners (FP/GPs) and pediatricians have upheld their commitment to preventive care for infants. Non-Metropolitan Statistical Areas (non-MSAs) depend on family physicians for almost one half of their well-infant care. FP/GPs have increased their overall provision of well-infant care despite a decline in delivery of prenatal services. This commitment to child health care demands continued excellence of family physician training in pediatric medicine, preventive care, and child advocacy.

MeSH terms

  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Family Practice*
  • Female
  • Health Care Surveys
  • Humans
  • Infant Care / statistics & numerical data*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Care / statistics & numerical data*
  • Preventive Health Services / statistics & numerical data*
  • Primary Health Care / statistics & numerical data*