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A new report from Hospice Analytics and Dr. Lisa Lindley shows that Florida hospice providers offer 500% more pediatric hospice services than the national average. 

 

 

Dr. Lindley will detail her findings and highlight some of the reasons she finds for Florida excelling in this area. In her summary of the report, Dr. Lindley points to one complexity in pediatric palliative care:  

Children can be in one of any of the four developmental stages (there is only one for adults), they often are dying from a rare and complex disease, they can have more diverse family dynamics than elderly patients, and they often receive hospice care within days before they die instead of weeks to months like the average adult.

See the summary of Dr. Lindley's report here.