volume 145, issue 4, Pe20200204 2020
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-0204
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Kimberly D. Ernst

Abstract: It is crucial that all children are provided with high-quality and safe health care. Pediatric inpatient needs are unique in regard to policies, equipment, facilities, and personnel. The intent of this clinical report is to provide recommendations for the resources necessary to provide high-quality and safe pediatric inpatient medical care. In 2016, there were 5.5 million hospitalizations of children 17 years and younger, with a mean length of stay of 4.0 days. 1 The primary indication for inpatient pediatric …

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