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Eligibility criteria improve children's access to long term ventilation at home

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 19 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1699
  1. Sian Snelling, Consultant community paediatrician
  1. Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool L12 2AP

    EDITOR—Jardine et al comment that funding and home carers are common obstacles to discharge home for children on long term ventilation.1 Liverpool has a scheme which largely overcomes these obstacles.

    Liverpool Health Authority and the local authority have agreed on eligibility criteria for joint funding for children with complex needs, which has removed the delay previously caused by funding negotiations. The eligibility criteria are based on a discussion document produced in …

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