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This study describes the influence of a palliative care team on location of death and location of death discussions with patients/caregivers, and determines whether location of death discussions influence location of death.

With palliative care or a location of death discussion, patients were less likely to die in the PICU and more likely to die at home. Location of death discussions were more likely to occur if a palliative care team was involved.

MeSH Keywords

Palliative Care; Intensive Care Units, Pediatric; Hospice Care; Child; Infant; Adolescent; Death


Dying at home; Dying in the hospital; Children


Palliative Care | Pediatrics


Presented at the Children's Mercy Kansas City Research Days, May 2019.

Does Pediatric Palliative Care Involvement Influence Location of Death?



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