[Home technological support network for technology-dependent children discharged from a state-run hospital].

@article{Drucker2007HomeTS,
  title={[Home technological support network for technology-dependent children discharged from a state-run hospital].},
  author={Luciana Pellegrini Drucker},
  journal={Ciencia & saude coletiva},
  year={2007},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={
          1285-94
        }
}
Due to major advances, life maintenance technology has improved remarkably over the past few years. Research and development in the field of intensive pediatric and neonatal care has prompted the appearance of a new type of patient: the Technologically-Dependent Child (TDC), a heterogeneous and loosely-defined group whose survival is dependent on technological and pharmacological artifacts. A Government pediatric hospital in Rio de Janeiro, the Instituto Fernandes Figueira (IFF/FIOCRUZ) cares… CONTINUE READING

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