Post-acute Care for Children and Youth in Texas, 2011-2014. Academic Article uri icon


  • Little is known about services provided to children and youth (C/Y) discharged from an acute care facility. Recent research has provided a foundation for efforts to supplement or complement that early work. This research investigates post-acute care (PAC) in Texas. It focuses on what differentiates those discharges that receive PAC from those that do not and on what differentiates those C/Y who receive PAC in a health care facility from those who receive home health services. The results show that only 6.4% of discharges involving C/Y receive PAC and that many factors affected the 2 issues under investigation quite differently. These results clearly demonstrate the low prevalence of PAC use for C/Y and the clear preference of using PAC home health in this population.

published proceedings

  • Clin Med Insights Pediatr

author list (cited authors)

  • Phillips, C. D., Truong, C., Kum, H., Nwaiwu, O., & Ohsfeldt, R.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Phillips, Charles D||Truong, Chau||Kum, Hye-Chung||Nwaiwu, Obioma||Ohsfeldt, Robert

publication date

  • January 2017