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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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JUSTICH, Pablo R. Lack of neonatologists: Vocational crisis or mistaken policies?. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2012, vol.110, n.5, pp. 411-415. ISSN 0325-0075.

In Argentina, the difficulty in covering neonatologist's positions represent an increasing problem. The absence of a coordinated and organized health system on one hand, and the lack of adaptation of the neonatologist´s role to the current situation of the maternal and child care on the other, prevent the correct assistential coverage. The inadequate work conditions, the professional risks, the wide amount of time devoted to formation and studying, and the lack of knowledge of the professionals necessities and difficulties have a negative impact when it comes to incorporate new specialists. A global approach of the problem is essential to reach enduring answers.

Keywords : Neonatology; Health care resources; Health manpower; Planning.

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