Streamlining pediatric emergency medicine at a tertiary-care hospital of a low- to middle-income country

Document Type



Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Emergency Medicine; Paediatrics and Child Health


The factors of integral importance to run any pediatric emergency department efficiently are the ability to process a high volume of patients quickly and a sensitive triage system that identifies the sickest children. Achieving these aims in a low- to middle-income country setting is more complex as a result of scarce resources and data on which to base systems. In this article, we discuss existing models of streamlining pediatric emergency department services that are most applicable to resource-limited countries, and present suggestions for streamlining pediatric emergency care in such countries.

Publication (Name of Journal)

Indian Pediatrics