Children deserve quality care when they are critically ill or injured. Specialized pediatric services may be limited outside major medical centers. Transport by specialized pediatric and neonatal transport teams may be required to deliver patients to tertiary pediatric medical centers. In addition, in the past decade a cost-effective, organized, systematic approach to health care management has assumed greater importance, leading to the concept of the so-called medical home. In this model, a child with a complex medical problem is cared for in the environment in which he or she will receive the best care, with emphasis on providing rehabilitative and long-term care near the child's home. It is likely, then, that the field of pediatric transport medicine will assume greater importance in the coming decade.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine