Paediatric rheumatologists sound the alarm

Paediatric rheumatology services in Australia fall well behind international benchmarks, say the authors of a new paper which outlines deficiencies in the field.

The study finds a 68% shortfall in the number of paediatric rheumatologists in Australia, based on a minimum workforce requirement of one specialist for every 400,000 children in the population.

That shortfall rises to 225% based on an ideal