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[Correspondence] Strategies to correct the shortage of paediatricians in China

The shortage of paediatricians in China is alarming.1 According to the basic data presented in a white paper about China’s current paediatric resources,2 there are around 100 000 paediatricians in China but more than 200 000 additional paediatricians are needed. With a population of 260 million children aged 0–14 years, this means that, on average, each paediatrician cares for 2000 children.