Key clinical point: Older and female children, as well as government insured children, are more likely to get palliative care consults.
Major finding: Frequency of palliative care consults ranged from 0% to 44% across institutions.
Study details: Retrospective analysis of 740,890 patients.
Disclosures: The study received no funding. Dr. O’Keefe declared no conflicts of interest.
O’Keefe S et al. Critical Care Congress 2019, Abstract 418.