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Evidence-based planning and costing palliative care services for children: novel multi-method epidemiological and economic exemplar

Noyes, J. and Edwards, R.T. and Hastings, R.P. and Hain, R. and Totsika, V. and Bennett, V. and Hobson, L. and Davies, G.R. and Humphreys, C. and Devins, M. and Spencer, L.H. and Lewis, M. (2013) Evidence-based planning and costing palliative care services for children: novel multi-method epidemiological and economic exemplar. BMC Palliative Care, 12. Article 18. DOI: 10.1186/1472-684X-12-18

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Abstract

Children�s palliative care is a relatively new clinical specialty. Its nature is multi-dimensional and its delivery necessarily multi-professional. Numerous diverse public and not-for-profit organisations typically provide services and support. Because services are not centrally coordinated, they are provided in a manner that is inconsistent and incoherent. Since the first children�s hospice opened in 1982, the epidemiology of life-limiting conditions has changed with more children living longer, and many requiring transfer to adult services. Very little is known about the number of children living within any given geographical locality, costs of care, or experiences of children with ongoing palliative care needs and their families. We integrated evidence, and undertook and used novel methodological epidemiological work to develop the first evidence-based and costed commissioning exemplar.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Health and Behavioural Sciences > School of Healthcare Sciences
College of Health and Behavioural Sciences > School of Psychology
College of Health and Behavioural Sciences > School of Medical Sciences
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2014 16:43
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2015 03:07
ISSN: 1472-684X
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/885
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1186/1472-684X-12-18
Publisher: Springer
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