To assess the current practice of pediatric emergency care in the United States, a questionnaire was mailed to the directors of all 240 emergency departments (EDs) affiliated with pediatric residency training programs in the United States.
One hundred seventy-two programs (72%) returned completed surveys, which comprised 32 questions highlighting staffing patterns, ancillary services, clinical issues, and resident education.
The mean annual ED census was 39 290; the mean number of visits for children 0 to 18 years of age was 17 473.
Seven percent of pediatric visits were categorized as critical, 23% as urgent, and 70% as nonurgent.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service hospitalier, Organisation, Activité, Pédiatrie, Enfant, Homme, Soin, Urgence, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital ward, Organization, Activity, Pediatrics, Child, Human, Care, Emergency, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0351253
Code Inist : 002B26O. Création : 199406.