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Current Pediatric Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-3963
ISSN (Online): 1875-6336

Children with Medical Complexity: Forwarding a Policy Agenda

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

Volume 8, Issue 2, 2012

Page: [188 - 194] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/157339612800681262

Price: $65


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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