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Pediatric Concurrent Care Research Project


A study by UT’s College of Nursing seeks to understand if a new approach to pediatric end-of-life care can improve the quality of life for children with serious illness.

Pediatric End-of-Life Care Models
Our Research may improve access and quality of pediatric end-of-life care.


Our project will provide the much needed higher level evidence by conducting a sophisticated and methodologically rigorous analysis of administrative data.

Associate Professor Lisa C. Lindley has received a four-year award of $1.5 million from the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Nursing Research for her project “Effectiveness of Concurrent Care to Improve Pediatric and Family Outcomes at End of Life.” The study will investigate the impact of concurrent hospice care compared to standard hospice care in improving continuity and quality of pediatric end of life. Our project will provide the much needed higher level evidence by conducting a sophisticated and methodologically rigorous analysis of administrative data (e.g., Medicaid data) to create a unique nationally-represented data set stemming from the first ever longitudinal investigation comparing the effectiveness of pediatric concurrent care versus standard pediatric hospice care to improve pediatric and family outcomes.

Award of $1.5 million from the NIH National Institute of Nursing Research

Associate Professor Lisa C. Lindley, PhD, RN, FPCN, has received a four-year award of $1.5 million from the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Nursing Research for her project “Effectiveness

Medicaid + Concurrent Care

Are you interested in learning more about how a little known pediatric end of life care intervention fits within the Medicaid system? Administrator? Utilization review? Click the link below for

Current Issue: Pediatric e-Journal

This e -Journal is produced by the Pediatric e -Journal Workgroup and is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Pediatric Concurrent Care: Building Evidence, Informing Providers,

Introduction to Concurrent Care

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Myth Busting – Promoting the Use of Claims Data by Public Health Researchers

Often, policymakers want answers to questions like how does the repeal of the Affordable Care Act affect children who have terminal illness? In answering those questions, health insurance claims data

Love Data Week 2020

Nurse Researchers will be glad to know that CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) began releasing a new version of Medicaid data – Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information file (T-MSIS).

Pediatric End of Life in Nursing Simulations

Simulation offers an opportunity for students to develop clinical skills and communication techniques in a setting that is realistic, nonthreatening, and allows students to reflect on their performance. High-fidelity mannequin

PedEOL Care Simulations: State of the Science

A new infographic on the state of the science of pediatric end of life care simulations has been created to walk through key points. Read more:

Summer Graduate Assistant

Interested in gaining additional research experience this summer? Our research team is looking for a summer graduate research assistant (GRA) for the UTK SARIF Fund application to join us on

Special Report: Conclusion

Part 6 of 6 in a Special Report on Concurrent Care for Children Throughout this project is seemed that there were many gaps in the information provided. Either, there was

Special Report: Part 5

Coordination of care describes deliberate planning between providers to ensure continuity of care and the appropriate delivery of services. Most states discussed the importance of care coordination between the interdisciplinary

Special Report: Part 4 in a Series

Part 4 of 6 in a Special Report on Concurrent Care for Children Staffing information was gathered primarily from state-specific hospice provider manuals. In nearly all cases these manuals did

Special Report: Part 3

Part 3 of 6 in a Special Report on Concurrent Care Guidelines for the payment of concurrent care vary widely in that some states make no mention of concurrent care;

Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute Of Nursing Research of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R01NR017848. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.