Technology Dependent Children: Hospital Vs. Home Care

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This technical memorandum is about problems arising out of success. Recent advances in medical technology have permitted sick children who once would have died to survive with the assistance of sophisticated equipment and intensive nursing care. Often, the assistance is needed for just a short time, but sometimes the dependence on life-sustaining technology is permanent. As technology for helping keep children alive has improved, a new population of technology-dependent children has emerged.

Creator(s): United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: May 1987
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Office of Technology Assessment
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  • Creation: May 1987
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This technical memorandum is about problems arising out of success. Recent advances in medical technology have permitted sick children who once would have died to survive with the assistance of sophisticated equipment and intensive nursing care. Often, the assistance is needed for just a short time, but sometimes the dependence on life-sustaining technology is permanent. As technology for helping keep children alive has improved, a new population of technology-dependent children has emerged.

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105 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

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Series Title: Technical Memoranda
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Office of Technology Assessment
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  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 8728
  • SUDOC: Y 3.T 22/2:11 C 43
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  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc39891
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