In order to assess training, accreditation, and scientific status of neonatology in the European countries, a structured questionnaire on availability, duration, and accreditation of neonatology training programs was mailed to the pediatric and neonatal societies.
A medline search was performed on the item'infant, newborn'and the data were related to the population number, total fertility, and infant mortality.
In most European countries, two year training programs in neonatology exist in addition to 4 or 5 years pediatric training.
Numbers of certified neonatologists ranged from 2 to 10 per million inhabitants.
An inverse correlation of infant mortality and medline entry rate was found (Rk - 0.91, P<0.001).
Conforming training and accreditation in Europe may help to compensate delays in infant mortality and scientific productivity and would facilitate subspecialist mobility.
Mots-clés Pascal : Néonatologie, Europe, Enseignement universitaire, Accréditation, Pédiatrie, Nouveau né, Homme, Spécialité médicale, Mortalité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Neonatology, Europe, Higher education, Accreditation, Pediatrics, Newborn, Human, Medical specialty, Mortality
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0068525
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 14/05/1998.