Survey: Pediatric palliative care services vary by hospital

11/4/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

About two-thirds of 162 hospitals surveyed reported having pediatric palliative care programs but only 11.6% had dedicated beds or a palliative care suite, researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia reported in the journal Pediatrics. Most units offered only inpatient services but 29.5% offered home visits, 18.8% had an outpatient clinic and 10.7% provided home-based care.

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