Evaluation of interhospital transfer systems in the management of pediatric seizures

Takeaway

  • The diminishing availability of pediatric care across the US needs to be evaluated as to better understand the adequacy of the interhospital transfer system that has organically arisen to meet demands.

Why this matters

  • As pediatric care across the US continues to be consolidated, access to services, even for common conditions such as seizure, is decreasing. 

  • As a direct consequence, informal interhospital transfer networks have arisen to compensate for the diminishing resources of individual institutions.