The author elaborates on the requirements for the creation of a national plan for rare disease on the basis of three fundamental parts of the problem: Centres of expertise - European reference network - European registers of rare diseases. He presents some positive examples of the latest developments and points out the difficulties of creation of registers of rare diseases in Europe, as well as in the SR. He emphasizes the role and engagement of the Ministry of Health in the implementation of partial tasks in the process of creation of the national plan and stresses the need to concentrate on a small number of fundamental tasks.
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Official gazette of the Ministry of Health in the SR 2012/part 32. National Strategy for Rare Disease Patient Health Care Development for years 2012 - 2013. (http://www.europlanproject.eu/_newsite_986987/Resources/docs/NATIONALPLANS_SL_nationalStrategySlovakiaEng.pdf). Accessed February 20 2013.
Cisarik F. Rare diseases - challange for european healt care and situation in the SR In: i-med.sk, 2011, 1 (31.12.) [e-learningový portál]. Bratislava: Slovenská lekárska komora. ISSN: 1338-4392. (http://www.i-med.sk). Accessed February 20 2013.