A profile of children with complex chronic conditions at end of life among Medicaid beneficiaries: implications for health care reform.

  title={A profile of children with complex chronic conditions at end of life among Medicaid beneficiaries: implications for health care reform.},
  author={Lisa C. Lindley and Maureen E. Lyon},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  volume={16 11},
BACKGROUND As the United States braces for full implementation of health care reform, the eyes of the nation are on Medicaid. The large number of newly eligible Medicaid beneficiaries may challenge health care resources and ultimately impact quality of care. This is a special concern among current Medicaid beneficiaries such as children with complex chronic conditions (CCCs) who have significant health care needs, especially at end of life (EOL). Yet, a comprehensive profile of these children… 

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