edited by Karin McCloskey and Richard Orr, 717 pp, with illus, $105, ISBN 0-801607817-X, St Louis, Mo, Mosby, 1995.
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This timely text is the first to cover the title topic. Very sick children are more likely than adults to require moving from less specialized to tertiary care centers, and they may be more susceptible to morbidity during transport. Pediatric Transport Medicine addresses many of the important issues that have arisen owing to the rapid expansion of the field.
The authors have organized the book into three sections. The first deals with administration, the second with specific medical management, and the third with miscellaneous issues, including psychological concerns, community outreach, equipment, and others. Such subjects as legal ramifications and training of nurses and house staff are not neglected.
In general, the book suffers from its format. The first section is overly long and repetitive, and some of its subjects are again taken up in the third section. I don't think one can avoid overlap when three successive chapters cover "Responsibilities
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