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Spinal fusion and microdiscectomy (surgery typically performed for a herniated disc) are among the surgeries offered at Memorial Spine,TM a center of excellence for spine surgery and the treatment of spine conditions at MHUMC. For program details, visit spinesurgery.memorialhealth.com.
Children without underlying diagnoses in their records who may have received previous hospital care at MHUMC for short febrile illnesses, isolated incidents of asthma, or minor accidents were considered previously healthy children.
At the BCH and MHUMC, children die from the entire spectrum of causes which are reported across the nation in the care of emergency services, trauma services, specialty intensive care, oncology, and the dedicated children's hospital.
With an estimated 90% of the childhood deaths studied initially seen or cared for exclusively in the MHUMC emergency department, for MHUMC and many small hospitals like ours, the emergency department can be considered the primary point of entry for the children who die.
With 78% of the study group dying within 24 hours of admission, the MHUMC pediatric end-of-life care staff will need to be available on extremely short notice 24 hours a day.
Using these as guides, the documentation system that works best for MHUMC patients and their families will be tested and developed.
The proposed definitions of pediatric HDTs are derived from the circumstances and experiences of dying children at MHUMC. The numbers and proportions of children in each of the four dying trajectories in this study apply to BCH and MHUMC alone.
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