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Pediatric palliative care: Statistics

Current statistics

Volume and description of clientele

The following chart presents the number of deaths per year from 2007 to 2011 for CHUSJ as a whole.  This data is based on information from Med Echo Plus and was supplied through the medical records: 

From 2007 to 2011, there were 629 deaths recorded at CHUSJ.  The average is 125 per year.  The following chart presents a breakdown per unit:  

The average number of deaths at CHU Sainte-Justine is 125.  In addition, we estimate that approximately 50 children who are monitored at the hospital pass away at home.  There is, therefore, a total of 150 children who are monitored at CHU Sainte-Justine and who pass away every year.

On an annual basis, the palliative care unit supports approximately 150 children suffering from a potentially life-threatening illness including almost fifty patients who are at end of life stages.  Other patients who pass away at CHU Sainte-Justine are not monitored by the palliative care consultation unit but rather by various other CHU attending medical teams. 

After securing a donation from Fondation des Gouverneurs de l’Espoir through the Fondation du CHU Sainte-Justine and in collaboration with the palliative care consultation unit, 5 palliative care rooms were created that is, on 6e5 (multi-age pediatrics), 6e4 (multispecialties), 7e3 (adolescent medicine) and in neonatology and intensive care. 

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