Commentary: Giving our children a better chance for quality healthcare
By David J. Bailey, MD, MBA
If all kids were healthy, we might be able to get by with something called “ICD-9” — an outdated set of medical codes vital to providing care and used internationally since the 1970s to describe diagnoses and procedures. But the truth is that not all kids are healthy and many in our care suffer from rare and chronic diseases.
Read the full commentary by Dr. Bailey, which was published in The Hill. Bailey is president and CEO of Nemours Children’s Health System, based in Jacksonville, Florida.