Network and satellite arrangements in liver disease
- Correspondence to Dr John G O'Grady, Institute of Liver Studies, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS, UK;
- Received 7 November 2012
- Revised 7 November 2012
- Accepted 10 November 2012
- Published Online First 15 January 2013
Liver disease has evolved into a complex discipline with several tiers of service delivery. Patients’ needs vary at different phases of their disease, with mobility between local hospitals and specialist centres being increasingly common. Liver transplantation requirements serve as a good illustration of this fluidity and the need for service providers to coordinate care delivery. This is facilitated by the development of networks and satellite relationships that can range in complexity and functionality.
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