How to Choose a Hospital

  • Seek out a children’s hospital
  • Learn the disease and how success is measured
  • Don’t just rely on Google for an understanding of what you face
  • To get an appointment with an elite specialist, enlist the pediatrician
  • Ask about volume and quality measures, but also about the depth of the care team
  • Find out about satellite locations
  • Seek out advocacy groups
  • Get help from other parents
  • Find the services for your whole child
  • Expect your doctor to ask peers for advice
  • Consider a clinical trial
  • Demand—nicely—to be included in treatment decisions

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