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Impact of PICU Admission on Family Financial Status

Impact of PICU Admission on Family Financial Status

A child’s pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admission may have wide-ranging family implications. We assessed nonmedical out-of-pocket expenses (NMOOPEs) and disruptions in work and normal life for parents with a child admitted to the PICU for at least 2 days with acute, new onset, or exacerbation of a critical condition. PICU hospitalization results in a range of direct NMOOPEs of varying burden on families and additional work productivity impact. Further research to understand the array of financial implications on families and additional mitigation strategies are needed.

CriticalCare.news
August 15, 2017

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