Providing life-saving health care to undocumented children: Controversies and ethical issues

Janine Young, Glenn Flores, Stephen Berman

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Abstract

Pediatricians and hospitals with special pediatric expertise are facing the dilemma of rationing care to uninsured, undocumented children, especially for expensive life-saving care such as transplants, chemotherapy, and dialysis. This article reviews a relevant case history and provides a review and discussion of the ethical and policy issues associated with this problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1316-1320
Number of pages5
JournalPediatrics
Volume114
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2004

Keywords

  • Child health policy
  • Life-saving health care
  • Undocumented children

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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