Current Pediatric Reviews

Giuseppe Buonocore
Department of Molecular and Developmental Medicine
University of Siena
Siena
Italy

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Children with Medical Complexity: Forwarding a Policy Agenda

Author(s): Charlotte Moore Hepburn, Jessica Duby, Astrid Guttmann.

Abstract:

Children with complex illness present a challenge to our current system of care organization. This paper explores the policy issues raised by this new and specific population of pediatric patients, and suggests that effective system re-engineering must consider both the broader demographic and economic realities informing health system decision-making as well as the dominant health policy prerogatives of the health system writ large. The fundamentals of the policy process will be emphasized and a road map for change will be presented.

Keywords: Child health policy, medically complex children, chronic conditions, health services research

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Article Details

VOLUME: 8
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2012
Page: [188 - 194]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/157339612800681262
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