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Avoidable Discharge Delays: Children Waiting in Hospitals Deserve More Attention

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Many children admitted to the hospital remain hospitalized far longer than anticipated. In some cases, illness acuity or delays in inpatient medical care prolong hospitalization. For other children, however, delays in transitioning to home and community-based resources prevent timely discharge. 


Hackel EJB, Bouchelle Z, Hillman M, Fieldston E, Kenyon CC