Playing ping-pong with paediatric referrals


With GPs now ‘specialists in life’, some paediatricians are starting to wonder where they fit in as specialists in younger life.  

As many aspects of paediatric care become super-specialised, general paediatricians are becoming increasingly frustrated at having to act as intermediaries between primary care and clinicians who treat more complex child health conditions. 

Writing in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Dr Joseph Khouri, a paediatrician at Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, argues that families of children with