A Comparative Cost-minimization Analysis Of Providing Paediatric Palliative Respite Care Before And After The Opening Of Services At A Paediatric Hospice

Title

A Comparative Cost-minimization Analysis Of Providing Paediatric Palliative Respite Care Before And After The Opening Of Services At A Paediatric Hospice

Creator

Pascuet E; Cowin L; Vaillancourt R; Splinter W; Vadeboncoeur C; Dumond LG; Ni A; Rattray M

Identifier

10.1016/j.hcmf.2010.04.009

Publisher

Healthcare Management Forum

Date

2010

Subject

Costs And Cost Analysis; Hospices/ec [economics]; Palliative Care/ec [economics]; Pediatrics/ec [economics]; Respite Care/ec [economics]; Child; Female; Health Care Costs; Hospices; Humans; Male; Palliative Care; Retrospective Studies; Statistics Nonparametric

Description

A palliative care service provider may add or decrease overall operational costs to the healthcare system. This study assessed the costs of managing respite care for children with life-limiting illness at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario for the 12-month period both before and after services at Roger's House (RH, a paediatric hospice) was made available. The opening and operation of RH for providing respite care resulted in a minimization of operational costs (n = 66 patients, mean decrease of $4,251.95 per month per patient).

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Citation

Pascuet E; Cowin L; Vaillancourt R; Splinter W; Vadeboncoeur C; Dumond LG; Ni A; Rattray M, “A Comparative Cost-minimization Analysis Of Providing Paediatric Palliative Respite Care Before And After The Opening Of Services At A Paediatric Hospice,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 29, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/10932.

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