Journal article

Important components of a programme for children with medical complexity: An Australian perspective

Anita D'Aprano, Susie Gibb, Suzi Riess, Monica Cooper, Nicki Mountford, Elaine Meehan

Child: Care, Health and Development | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Children with medical complexity (CMC) have high care needs, often unmet by traditional healthcare models. In response to this need, the Complex Care Service (CCS) at The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH), Melbourne was created. Although preliminary parent satisfaction data were available, we lacked knowledge of how the various components of the expanded service were valued and contributed to overall caregiver satisfaction. AIM: The aims of this study were to (a) determine what caregivers value most about the CCS and (b) explore caregiver perceptions of care. METHODS: All caregivers of children enrolled in the RCH CCS in April 2017 were invited to participate. A purposefully design..

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