Doctors Willing to Help Specialists in CF Infant Care, But Concerns Evident

Doctors Willing to Help Specialists in CF Infant Care, But Concerns Evident

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Doctors Willing to Help Specialists in CF Infant Care, But Concerns Evident

Most primary care providers (PCPs) in Ontario — family physicians, pediatricians, and midwives — voiced a willingness and confidence in providing some level of care to infants testing positive for cystic fibrosis (CF) in newborn screening programs, a Canadian survey reported. A majority favored treating minor illnesses like infections over total care for infants with the disease, preferring to share duties with CF specialists. However, hesitancy voiced by some in caring for babies identified as…

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