Understanding Factors Contributing to Increased Length of Stay Following Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation
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 health care 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. Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center 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.