Inpatient Pediatric Acute Care Coordination Team

Children with complex medical conditions have a broad range of medical, social and supportive needs. Although these children represent a small percentage of the general population, they have increased healthcare utilization and represent a disproportionate amount of health care spending. Care coordination is necessary to facilitate essential care delivery and resources that are cost effective, efficient and safe during hospitalizations. This institution developed an inpatient pediatric acute care coordination team to coordinate inter-professional efforts for patients throughout their acute hospitalization with a goal for transitioning to home.

Children with complex medical conditions have a broad range of medical, social and supportive needs. Although these children represent a small percentage of the general population, they have increased healthcare utilization and represent a disproportionate amount of health care spending. Care coordination is necessary to facilitate essential care delivery and resources that are cost effective, efficient and safe during hospitalizations. This institution developed an inpatient pediatric acute care coordination team to coordinate inter-professional efforts for patients throughout their acute hospitalization with a goal for transitioning to home.

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