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BACKGROUND: Families increasingly desire to bring their children home from the acute care setting at end of life. This transition includes home to rural or remote areas. Little is known about the end-of-life care for children who reside in rural…

Objective: To describe the demographic and clinical characteristics of a cohort of patients referred to pediatric hospice and home-based palliative care (HBPC) programs across Ohio in 2016. Study design: Retrospective cohort study of patients…

Objectives: * Interpret results of this study relative to previous research. * Evaluate the benefits of a pediatric inpatient hospice facility. Importance: Pediatric-specific hospice facilities (PHFs) are gaining interest as an alternative for…

CONTEXT: Pediatric palliative care (PPC) can improve quality of life for children with life-threatening conditions and their families. However, PPC resources vary by state and within a state, PPC resources and personnel are often inequitably…

CONTEXT: Prior studies have indicated that pediatric palliative care (PPC) resources vary across states and within regions in a state. Evaluating the current status of PPC and pediatric hospice care through a community needs assessment (CNA) can help…
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