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New Model for Meeting the Needs of the Most Fragile Children
The Wall Street Journal

Hospitals are creating special clinics to coordinate care for the close to three million U.S. children—about one in 25—who suffer from complex medical conditions and will in many cases require a lifetime of care.

Children with medical complexity, known as CMC, are the sickest and most fragile children; an estimated one-third to one-half of all U.S. spending on children’s health care goes to filling their medical needs.

Studies show the population is rising, in part due to the increase in premature and low birth-weight babies.