Pediatric Home Care: Results of a National Evaluation of Programs for Ventilator-Assisted Children, 1974-1983 (ICPSR 8948)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
Lu Ann Aday; Ronald M. Andersen

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This collection examines three programs designed to facilitate the discharge of ventilator-assisted children to the home or a homelike alternative. Program personnel, advisory board members, and the primary caregivers of the children were interviewed as part of the evaluation. This study is the first comprehensive and systematic effort of its kind to develop a conceptual and methodological approach to gathering data on this new population of technology-assisted children. The ultimate outcomes examined were the ventilator-assisted child's quality of life, the stress and adaptation experienced by the care- giver(s) and family unit, and the cost-effectiveness of the alternative home care arrangements relative to traditional inpatient care.

Aday, Lu Ann, and Andersen, Ronald M. Pediatric Home Care:  Results of a National Evaluation of Programs for Ventilator-Assisted Children, 1974-1983. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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United States Department of Health and Human Services. Health Resources and Services Administration. Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCJ PHS 173363-03-3, and MCJ 113806-0)

Georgetown University. Center for Child and Human Development

1974 -- 1983

1974 -- 1983

This data collection includes frequencies, record layouts, or maps for each data file. In addition to the primary data collected in the survey, analytic variables generated through combining categories or sets of variables in the Caregiver Questionnaire are also included.

Ventilator-assisted children in the United States.

personal and telephone interviews, and American Hospital Association Guide to the Health Care Field, 1984 edition




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