How children die in hospital.

  title={How children die in hospital.},
  author={david. mccallum and Peter Byrne and Eduardo Bruera},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  volume={20 6},
A retrospective analysis was performed to describe the course of terminal care provided to dying hospitalized children in terms of symptom assessment and management, and communication and decision-making, at the end of life. Seventy-seven of 236 infants and children who died after hospital admission in Edmonton, Canada between January 1996 and June 1998 met entry criteria. Only children who died after a minimum hospitalization of 24 hours in the case of chronic illness or after a minimum… CONTINUE READING


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