A triage system for referrals of pediatric skull deformities.

  title={A triage system for referrals of pediatric skull deformities.},
  author={Hansje H Bredero-Boelhouwer and Linda J Treharne and Irene M.J. Mathijssen},
  journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery},
  volume={20 1},
The clinical pathways for craniosynostosis and nonsynostotic skull deformity are entirely different. At the Dutch Craniofacial Center (DCFC), all patients were assessed in the same multidisciplinary craniofacial clinic, a common practice in countries with developed health care. However, the high volume of referrals of nonsynostotic cases frequently resulted in the capacity of these clinics being exceeded, with some patients being assessed in the general pediatric plastic surgery clinic instead… CONTINUE READING