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Hospital admissions of children/youth who live with ventilatory support

Project ID: 2017-047/2019 0950 031 000
Type of Response: Research report
Knowledge User: Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health
ICES Scientist: Refik Saskin
Summary: Two recent admissions to non-tertiary care hospitals of children who lived with ventilatory assist devices were reviewed by a tertiary hospital where the children were ultimately transferred to ICU and extended hospitalization. They were transferred due to staff inexperience and lack of equipment at the former hospital. The knowledge user requests the volume of acute care hospitalization of children/youth who live with ventilatory support to tertiary hospitals and non-tertiary hospitals and the discharge disposition following admission at either hospital. The information will be used to determine the type and scope of response required by the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health, which may include broader education about communication between tertiary providers and community hospitals.
Status: Completed