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Pediatric Wards Eliminated at 58 Kyushu Hospitals in Past Year


A survey by the Nishinippon Shimbun reveals that 58 hospitals and clinics in the seven prefectures in Kyushu closed their pediatrics ward during the period from April 2007 to April 2008. These closures occurred in all seven Kyushu prefectures. The reasons cited were the shortage of pediatricians and the decline in the number of children. In contrast, the number of institutions with an internal medicine ward rose by 35 in the region.

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Published: May 8, 2008 / Last Updated: May 8, 2008

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