Neonatal transfers - a thin layer of glue to keep the service network together?

Greisen, Gorm
May 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;May2007, Vol. 92 Issue 3, pF159
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the articles by J. M. Cusack and S. T. Kempley regarding the neonatal transfers as a remedy for the lack of capacity of the stationary services in Great Britain. He emphasizes that the focus of the article is on the use of transport in a network of neonatal services. He adds that the most important components of neonatal intensive care can be provided by a well equipped transport team from its arrival and during the transfer.


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