Connecting Hospital to Home: Characteristics of and Rehospitalization Rates in Hospitalized Children With Private-Duty Nursing.

Abstract

Children with medical complexity are frequently hospitalized and have extensive health care needs. Private-duty nursing (PDN) is a service on which some children with medical complexity rely to live at home, but little is known about patients discharged with PDN. Our objective for this study was to describe the characteristics and longitudinal outcomes of patients with PDN who are hospitalized.

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