Centralization of Pediatric Surgery in Hungary
24 August 2017
25 August 2017
14 September 2017 (eFirst)
Surgical management of the developmental malformations of newborns, infants, and children needs centralization not only from a professional point of view but because of financial reasons, too. During the past 2-3 decades, the reduction in the number of live births in Hungary and the increase in the changing of professional needs have witnessed the centralization of the more expensive, fragmented intensive/surgical care. In a relatively small country, like Hungary, centralization is essential.