. 2023 Oct 5.
doi: 10.1038/s41372-023-01789-z. Online ahead of print. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37798339/
Organization of care of infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia-Building a high-functioning CDH program
- PMID: 37798339
- DOI: 10.1038/s41372-023-01789-z
Infants born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia have high mortality and morbidity and require coordinated multidisciplinary care for optimal outcomes. Over the past several decades numerous articles have been published on the technical aspects of the care of these patients demonstrating both the variation in management across institutions as well as the desirability and need for standardization of care. Unfortunately, none have focused on the organization of care for CDH patients encompassing the range from early prenatal diagnosis to long-term postnatal care. However, to achieve optimal care and optimal outcomes, it is important to not only have excellent technical surgical and medical care but also to have an organized, systematic, and purposefully designed program for the delivery of healthcare to infants with this condition. In this article, based on our experience and drawing on general principles of building clinical programs, we describe the important elements of an ideal CDH program.
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