Ethical Framework for Risk Stratification and Mitigation Programs for Children with Medical Complexity
Those in hospitals and health care systems, when designing clinical programs for children with medical complexity, often talk about needing to develop and implement a system of risk stratification. Authors use the framework of an ethical evaluation of a health care program to examine what the task of risk stratification might entail by identifying specific and detailed issues that require particular attention and making a series of recommendations to help ensure that programs for children with medical complexity avoid potentially ethically problematic situations and practices.
This article is part of a supplement to Pediatrics entitled, “Building Systems that Work for Children with Complex Health Care Needs.” Learn more about the supplement. Authors and experts in the field will be discussing each article in-depth throughout 2018. See the schedule and check back often for details.