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Challenges of Pediatric Medical Transport in the 21st Century Health-Care Landscape

Scott A. Kunkel, RN, MBA, NREMT-P; Robert A. Sinkin, MD, MPH
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Affiliations: Charlottesville, VA ,  Mr. Kunkel is Director of the University of Virginia-Pegasus Medical Transport Network. Dr. Sinkin is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia, Division Head of Neonatology, Medical Director of the Neonatal ICU, and Associate Director of the Virginia-Pegasus Medical Transport Network.

Correspondence to: Robert A. Sinkin, MD, MPH, UVA-Pegasus Medical Transport Network, University of Virginia Medical Center, PO Box 800386, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0836; e-mail: ras9q@virginia.edu



Chest. 2007;132(4):1113-1115. doi:10.1378/chest.07-1427
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The article by Ajizian and Nakagawa in this issue of CHEST (see page 1361)1 is a good illustration of the ideal model advocated by the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding pediatric specialty transport.2 With due regard and respect for the process and empiric principals therein incorporated, we would like to offer alternative consideration and a set of notions taking into account the practical confounders associated with operating a medical transport system in the current US health-care landscape.

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