Place Of Death Of Children With Complex Chronic Conditions: Cross-national Study Of 11 Countries

Title

Place Of Death Of Children With Complex Chronic Conditions: Cross-national Study Of 11 Countries

Creator

Hakanson C; Ohlen J; Kreicbergs U; Cardenas-Turanzas M; Wilson DM; Loucka M; Frache S; Giovannetti L; Naylor W; Rhee Y; Ramos MR; Teno J; Beernaert K; Deliens L; Houttekier D; Cohen H

Identifier

10.1007/s00431-016-2837-0

Publisher

European Journal Of Pediatrics

Date

2017

Subject

Cause Of Death; Palliative Therapy; Adolescent; Belgium; Cancer Epidemiology; Child; Controlled Study; Cultural Value; Death Certificate; Female; Girl; Human; Logistic Regression Analysis; Major Clinical Study; Male; Malignant Neoplastic Disease; Mexico; Neuromuscular Disease; South Korea; Sweden

Description

Cross-national understanding of place of death is crucial for health service systems for their provision of efficient and equal access to paediatric palliative care. The objectives of this population-level study were to examine where children with complex chronic conditions (CCC) die and to investigate associations between places of death and sex, cause of death and country. The study used death certificate data of all deceased 1- to 17-year-old children (n = 40,624) who died in 2008, in 11 European and non-European countries. Multivariable logistic regression was performed to determine associations between place of death and other factors. Between 24.4 and 75.3% of all children 1-17 years in the countries died of CCC. Of these, between 6.7 and 42.4% died at home. In Belgium and the USA, all deaths caused by CCC other than malignancies were less likely to occur at home, whereas in Mexico and South Korea, deaths caused by neuromuscular diseases were more likely to occur at home than malignancies. In Mexico (OR = 0.91, 95% CI: 0.83-1.00) and Sweden (OR = 0.35, 95% CI: 0.15-0.83), girls had a significantly lower chance of dying at home than boys. Conclusion: This study shows large cross-national variations in place of death. These variations may relate to health system-related infrastructures and policies, and differences in cultural values related to place of death, although this needs further investigation. The patterns found in this study can inform the development of paediatric palliative care programs internationally.(Table presented.) Copyright © 2017 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

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Citation

Hakanson C; Ohlen J; Kreicbergs U; Cardenas-Turanzas M; Wilson DM; Loucka M; Frache S; Giovannetti L; Naylor W; Rhee Y; Ramos MR; Teno J; Beernaert K; Deliens L; Houttekier D; Cohen H, “Place Of Death Of Children With Complex Chronic Conditions: Cross-national Study Of 11 Countries,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed June 26, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/10856.

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