Meeting the demand for pediatric mental health care
Poor access to child and adolescent psychiatrists has long been a concern raised by pediatricians, families, and other stakeholders. Wait times for new appointments can be many months, and families may be required to travel long distances. In the article “The Growth and Distribution of Child Psychiatrists in the United States: 2007–2016” in this issue of Pediatrics, McBain et al evaluate whether we have made any progress in expanding the child psychiatry workforce, both in number and distribution.
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