Ethical Framework for Risk Stratification and Mitigation Programs for Children With Medical Complexity.

TitleEthical Framework for Risk Stratification and Mitigation Programs for Children With Medical Complexity.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsFeudtner C, Schall T, Nathanson P, Berry J
JournalPediatrics
Volume141
IssueSuppl 3
PaginationS250-S258
Date Published2018 Mar
ISSN1098-4275
Abstract

Those in hospitals and health care systems, when designing clinical programs for children with medical complexity, often talk about needing to develop and implement a system of risk stratification. In this article, we use the framework of an ethical evaluation of a health care program to examine what this task of risk stratification might entail by identifying specific and detailed issues that require particular attention and making a series of recommendations to help ensure that programs for children with medical complexity avoid potentially ethically problematic situations and practices.

DOI10.1542/peds.2017-1284J
Alternate JournalPediatrics
PubMed ID29496976