Concurrent care for the medically complex child: lessons of implementation.

TitleConcurrent care for the medically complex child: lessons of implementation.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsMiller EG, Laragione G, Kang TI, Feudtner C
JournalJ Palliat Med
Volume15
Issue11
Pagination1281-3
Date Published2012 Nov
ISSN1557-7740
KeywordsAdolescent, Attitude of Health Personnel, Child, Preschool, Durable Medical Equipment, Female, Home Care Services, Hospice Care, Humans, Huntington Disease, Infant, Insurance, Health, Life Support Care, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Nursing, Private Duty, Palliative Care, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Pediatrics, Polyneuropathies, Quality of Life
Abstract

After years of the palliative care community calling for more open access to hospice services, pediatric patients are now eligible to receive simultaneous hospice services and disease-directed therapy. We report on five types of challenges that our team has experienced when implementing concurrent care, illustrated through case studies of three medically complex pediatric patients.

DOI10.1089/jpm.2011.0346
Alternate JournalJ Palliat Med
PubMed ID22372764