Allocation of limited resources in the Canadian health care system is hampered by a lack of studies addressing the appropriateness of the pediatric patient days in hospital.
The authors retrospectively reviewed one hospital day per month in 1988, using a Pediatric Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol previously used in the United States.
Of 878 inpatients, 852 charts were reviewed, and 26 charts were unavailable for study.
The patients ranged in age from premature newborns to 20 pears old.
There were 475 medical days, 359 surgical days, and 18 patients to other services.
Mots-clés Pascal : Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Evaluation, Enfant, Homme, Consommation, Indication, Hospitalisation, Soin, Système santé, Hôpital, Prématuré, Nouveau né
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Canada, North America, America, Evaluation, Child, Human, Consumption, Indication, Hospitalization, Care, Health system, Hospital, Premature, Newborn
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Cote : 93-0252613
Code Inist : 002B30A04D. Création : 199406.