Developing a pediatric palliative care program: addressing the lack of baseline expenditure information.

@article{Knapp2009DevelopingAP,
  title={Developing a pediatric palliative care program: addressing the lack of baseline expenditure information.},
  author={Caprice A. Knapp and Lindsay A. Thompson and W. Bruce Vogel and Vanessa L. Madden and Elizabeth A. Shenkman},
  journal={The American journal of hospice & palliative care},
  year={2009},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={40-6}
}
An estimated 500 000 children annually cope with life-limiting conditions expected to lead to premature death, but little is known about their health care expenditures at the end of life. This information is crucial for health planners to propose pediatric palliative care programs. This study aims to estimate predicted health care expenditures for Medicaid-eligible infants and children across several health service categories. Across these categories, infants and children were predicted to… CONTINUE READING