April 1977

Regional Planning of Hospital Facilities for Children

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (Drs North and Oliver), the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (Drs North and Oliver), and the Comprehensive Health Planning Association of Western Pennsylvania (Ms Wilkinson).

Am J Dis Child. 1977;131(4):400-404. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1977.02120170026004

• The quest for constraint of health care costs has combined with the quest for better distribution of specialized child health services to emphasize the need for facility planning that considers the needs and resources of an entire region. This article describes the guidelines derived through one such planning effort and the process through which they were derived. The process can, we believe, be replicated or modified for planning pediatric hospital facilities or other health care facilities in other regions of the country.

(Am J Dis Child 131:400-404, 1977)