Trends in children's surgery in England

Tanner, Stuart
August 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Aug2007, Vol. 92 Issue 8, p664
Academic Journal
The article talks about trends in pediatric surgery and anesthesia in England. The hospital episode statistics (HES) data gathered from district general hospitals (DGHs) was used to examine the flow of children's surgery out of DGHs. The implications of the diminishing surgical activity in DGHs, in relation to the skills of pediatric surgical experts, clinical networks, the development of the role of DGH pediatric surgical service, and the use of information technology, are discussed. The article also focuses on the importance of planning for the future of children's surgical services.


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