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Strategies to reduce hospitalizations of children with medical complexity through complex care

Strategies to reduce hospitalizations of children with medical complexity through complex care

In this article, Dr. Ryan Coller et al. describe the process used by a complex care medical home program to develop intervention strategies aiming to reduce hospitalizations within their population. They used (a) semi-structured interviews of caregivers of children with medical complexity that were experienceing acute, unscheduled hospitalizations, and (b) conducted a literature review on preventing hospitalizations among children with medical complexity to link intervention strategies to key drivers for lowering hospital utilization. An expert panel then rated each model for effectiveness in ultimately reducing hospitalizations, and the complex care program applied those findings in their selection of a final set of feasible intervention strategies to implement.

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