A Plateau in Pediatric Palliative Program Prevalence

Title

A Plateau in Pediatric Palliative Program Prevalence

Creator

Weaver MS; Shostrom VK; Kaye EC; Keegan A; Lindley LC

Publisher

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Date

2022

Subject

child; human; letter; palliative therapy; prevalence; quality of life

Description

The prevalence of Pediatric Palliative Care (PPC) programs for children significantly increased over the past two decades. In more recent years, however, evidence suggests a plateau in program expansion and service reach, despite the current reality that only 80% of children’s hospitals offer PPC programs and only half have access to hospice care for children. In reconciling historic trends in PPC program growth with current limitations in access and scope, events and lessons from the past 6 years’ plateau should inform future programmatic development. The purpose of this report is to describe and comment on trends in inpatient PPC program growth from 2015 to 2020. Recommendations for national expansion of PPC programs are included.

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Citation List Month

December List 2022

Collection

Citation

Weaver MS; Shostrom VK; Kaye EC; Keegan A; Lindley LC, “A Plateau in Pediatric Palliative Program Prevalence,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 17, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/18521.