Care of Chronically/Seriously Ill or Injured Children
Care of Chronically/Seriously Ill or Injured Children

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is consistently ranked among the nation’s best children’s hospitals by U.S. World and News Report; for the 2015-2016 rankings, all 10 of CHOP’s specialties that were considered were ranked in the top six out of 109 hospitals. This is due, in part, to the remarkable patient outcomes achieved despite treating the most seriously ill children in our our own community, as well as those infants and children referred to CHOP from other hospitals due to their significant, complex conditions.

CPCE’s investigators are also members of CHOP’s clinical staff and strive to provide optimal care for all CHOP patients. Among these are children who suffer from chronic illness or serious illness or injuries. Providing a high standard of care for the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery of these children – in areas ranging from Oncology to Rheumatology to Urology, and beyond – drives CPCE’s research efforts.

Palliative care has a simple goal: to improve the quality of life for seriously ill patients and their families. CPCE’s research aims to close knowledge gaps and build a scientific foundation for better long-term outcomes for these patients.

Areas of Research on Chronic Illness, Serious Illness and Injury in Children


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