Hospital Use in the Last Year of Life for Children With Life-Threatening Complex Chronic Conditions.

@article{Ananth2015HospitalUI,
  title={Hospital Use in the Last Year of Life for Children With Life-Threatening Complex Chronic Conditions.},
  author={Prasanna Ananth and Patrice R. Melvin and Chris Feudtner and Joanne Wolfe and Jay G. Berry},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2015},
  volume={136 5},
  pages={938-46}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Although many adults experience resource-intensive and costly health care in the last year of life, less is known about these health care experiences in children with life-threatening complex chronic conditions (LT-CCCs). We assessed hospital resource use in children by type and number of LT-CCCs. METHODS A retrospective analysis of 1252 children with LT-CCCs, ages 1 to 18 years, who died in 2012 within 40 US children's hospitals of the Pediatric Health Information… CONTINUE READING