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 Pintér1, Peter Vajda2
  • 1Department of Paediatrics, University Medical School of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary
  • 2Division 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.