Intended for healthcare professionals

Research Article

Developmental paediatrics in primary care: what should we teach?

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1985; 291 doi: (Published 31 August 1985) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1985;291:583
  1. G Baird,
  2. D M Hall


    There is little agreement about what constitutes good developmental paediatric practice at the level of primary care. Many of the available screening tests are intrinsically unsatisfactory or badly performed, but screening is only a small part of developmental paediatrics. Every primary care doctor should be familiar with the scientific basis of the subject even if a decision is made not to embark on a formal screening programme.