Poisonings constitute an important category of causes for admission of patients to the emergency room.
The annual incidence of hospitalized poisonings in Finland over 2 years (1987-1988) was 11.7 for a population of 10,000 according to the Hospital Discharge Register; it was 8.7/10,000 for drugs and 1.0/10,000 for non-drugs.
Children under 6 years of age were most frequently hospitalized because of poisoning (16.9/10,000), followed by adults aged 25-44 years (14.8/10,000).
The leading causes of poisoning or chemical injury in children were undefined non-drug poisonings; plants, berries and mushrooms mistaken for edible food, and corrosives.
Mots-clés Pascal : Intoxication, Service hospitalier, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Admission hopital, Urgence, Homme, Finlande, Europe, Mortalité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Poisoning, Hospital ward, Incidence, Epidemiology, Hospital admission, Emergency, Human, Finland, Europe, Mortality
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Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.