How Children and Youth with Medical Complexity Use Hospital and Emergency Department Care across Canada

Title

How Children and Youth with Medical Complexity Use Hospital and Emergency Department Care across Canada

Creator

McKenzie K; Dudevich A; Costante A; Chen XK; Foebel AD

Publisher

Healthcare Quarterly

Date

2021

Subject

Canada; children; Hospitalization; Medical complexity; Readmission; youth

Description

Children and youth with medical complexity are a diverse group with uncommon diagnoses, a spectrum of needs and varying access to supports. Although this population represents a small proportion of all children, their unique needs lead to substantial use of healthcare services. With its first pan-Canadian report on children and youth with medical complexity, the Canadian Institute for Health Information examined how this population uses healthcare services. Key findings include the wide variation in the rate of medical complexity among children and youth across Canada. Children and youth with medical complexity were found to require a high proportion of hospital and emergency department care; however, their readmission rates were found to be lower than that of the general pediatric population.

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Citation List Month

November 2021 List

Collection

Citation

McKenzie K; Dudevich A; Costante A; Chen XK; Foebel AD, “How Children and Youth with Medical Complexity Use Hospital and Emergency Department Care across Canada,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed June 16, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17720.