Children's hospital is a hospital which offers its services exclusively to children and adolescents. Most children's hospitals can serve children from birth up to the age of 18, or in some instances, children's hospitals' doctors may treat children until they finish high school. The number of children's hospitals proliferated in the 20th century, as pediatric medical and surgical specialties separated from internal medicine and adult surgical specialties.
Pediatric hospitalists are pediatricians who work primarily in hospitals. They care for children in many hospital areas, including the pediatric ward, labor and delivery, the newborn nursery, the emergency department, the neonatal intensive care unit, and the pediatric intensive care unit.
The other pediatric health care services segment is anticipated to capture for dominant share of the global pediatric health care products and services market during the forecast period owing to rise in burden of diseases and disorders such as infectious diseases, allergies, asthma, and other respiratory conditions among children. Moreover, increase in emphasis on newborn screening programs focused on detecting various health conditions in infants is expected to boost the growth of the segment from 2018 to 2026.
The global healthcare landscape, the adoption of radiology in diagnosis and medical imaging operations continues to gain grounds, particularly in pediatric care. Protecting the new-born babies from suffering traumas during or post- birth has fuelled the demand for employing the subspecialty medical imaging science of radiology in pediatric diagnosis. In the future, hospitals and child specialty centers will actively install pediatric radiology devices to improve the diagnosis of young infants and children.