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Patient driven change: Is collaborative care the future of medicine? Lessons learned from the care of children with colorectal problems

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      A basic premise in the care of complex patients is that experience, increased volume of cases, and an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach yields improved outcomes. Is this true using the example of the care of children with colorectal and pelvic reconstructive needs? This review gives a brief historical context on how care for this patient group evolved, delineates the key elements to create a collaborative care model, and describes multiple advances that have been developed, based on the model, which have improved patient care and quality of life.

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