Inside Health Care: Neonatal Intensive Care -Who Decides? Who Pays? Who Can Afford It?

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ECMO: Cost, Controversy and Ethics

Pp. 146-154 (9)

Jatinder S. Bhatia and Linda J. Wise

Abstract

Extracorporeal Life Support is used routinely in infants, children and adults today. It is a labor intensive and costly treatment option. Two cases are presented to illustrate the complexity of decision making process.

Keywords:

ECMO, Cost, Controversy, Ethics, Utilization, Metabolic disorder, Meconium Aspiration Syndrome, Congenital diaphragmatic hernia, Intraventricular hemorrhage, Inhaled nitric oxide, High frequency ventilation

Affiliation:

Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA, USA.