n South African Medical Journal - Liver disease in children : from neonatal jaundice to living donor liver transplantation : paediatric hepatobiliary - editorial
|Article Title||Liver disease in children : from neonatal jaundice to living donor liver transplantation : paediatric hepatobiliary - editorial|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Witwatersrand|
|Publication Date||Nov 2014|
Paediatric hepatobiliary treatment, including hepatology, paediatric surgery and transplantation, is classified as quaternary and tertiary care. These procedures are often perceived as consuming too much 'buck for their bang', spending a disproportionately large percentage of healthcare budgets on a relatively small cohort of patients. Additionally, and probably as a direct consequence, this specialised care is difficult to access in South Africa (SA), and the small number of existing units fight a constant battle to secure the resources that are required to adequately provide and sustain such services.
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