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Is there an ROI on wishes granted through Make-A-Wish? This study says yes

November 26, 2018 / Tina Reed

The immediate benefits of Make-A-Wish Foundation dreams to sick children and their families are well documented. But it appears they could also bring some sustained health benefits resulting in fewer unplanned admissions and emergency department visits among seriously ill pediatric patients, a recent study found. Published in the Journal of Pediatric Research, the retrospective study from researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital found patients granted a wish were 2.5 times more likely to have fewer unplanned hospital admissions and 1.9 times more likely not to have to use the emergency department.