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


Journal of Palliative Care & Medicine

Author(s): Pascuet E, Cowin L, Vaillancourt R, Splinter W, Vadeboncoeur C,

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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).
This article was published in Healthc Manage Forum and referenced in Journal of Palliative Care & Medicine

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