Technology-dependent children in the community: definitions, numbers and costs.

@article{Glendinning2001TechnologydependentCI,
  title={Technology-dependent children in the community: definitions, numbers and costs.},
  author={Caroline Glendinning and Susan A Kirk and Alfred L. Guiffrida and Diana Lawton},
  journal={Child: care, health and development},
  year={2001},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={
          321-34
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To assess available data on the numbers of technology-dependent children living at home in the UK and estimate the costs of caring for them. DESIGN Data were obtained from all known secondary sources, including surveys of children with specific conditions known to specialist paediatric departments and the database of applicants to the Family Fund Trust. The costs of all services received by three hypothetical exemplar 'case study' children were calculated. RESULTS All existing… CONTINUE READING

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