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Ethical challenges in regionalization of pediatric surgical care.

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Summary of "Ethical challenges in regionalization of pediatric surgical care."

Rapid advancement in the field of pediatric surgery has resulted in unprecedented opportunities to advance the care of children. However, assuring that the highest quality, most appropriate care is available to all pediatric patients remains challenging. Regionalization of care has been proposed as a means of obtaining this critical goal. In this review, we discuss the ethical challenges associated with regionalization of pediatric surgical care.

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Name: Current opinion in pediatrics
ISSN: 1531-698X
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