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Selection of children for school medicals by a pastoral care system in an inner-city junior school

Authors
Journal
Public Health
0033-3506
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
99
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0033-3506(85)80079-2
Disciplines
  • Education
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract The selection of children for medicals in a junior school was altered from being purely a medical decision, to one involving teachers and parents. Particular attention was paid to the health of children on a pastoral care scheme. The change resulted in more children with educationally significant health problems being identified and treated. There were other advantages in better uptake of immunization, higher parental attendance at medicals and improved teacher/medical training and liaison.

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