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The current status of pediatric endoscopy in Italy: a national survey
Marco Deganello Saccomani1, Lorenzo Norsa2, Salvatore Oliva3
1UOC di Pediatria, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata di Verona, Ospedale della Donna e del Bambino, Verona 2UOC di Pediatria, Gastroenterologia, Epatologia e Nutrizione, Ospedale Papa Giovanni XXIII, Bergamo 3UOC di Gastroenterologia ed Epatologia Pediatrica, Dipartimento di Pediatria e Neuropsichiatria Infantile, Policlinico Umberto I, Roma
The number and features of pediatric endoscopy centersin Italy is unknown. The aim of this study is to assess thecurrent status of pediatric endoscopy in Italy. A survey-based study was designed using a web-based multi-item questionnaire. Centers performing pediatric endoscopy were invited to participate via an invitation e-mail. Twenty-eight centers submitted complete responses. Data from the survey revealed a large variability between centers in Italy. More resources are needed to improve standard of pediatric endoscopy in Italy.