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Healthc Manage Forum. 2010 Summer;23(2):63-6.

A comparative cost-minimization analysis of providing paediatric palliative respite care before and after the opening of services at a paediatric hospice.

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Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Canada.

Abstract

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).

PMID:
21739841
DOI:
10.1016/j.hcmf.2010.04.009
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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