Eur J Pediatr Surg 2017; 27(05): 429-430
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1606838
Review Article
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Centralization of Pediatric Surgery in Hungary

András Pintér
Department of Paediatrics, University Medical School of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary
Peter Vajda
Division of Paediatric Surgery, Department of Paediatrics, University of Pecs, Pecs, Hungary
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24 August 2017

25 August 2017

Publication Date:
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.