Does the current health care environment contribute to increased morbidity and mortality of acute appendicitis in children ? Discussion.
American Pediatric Surgical Association. Annual meeting. Colorado Springs CO (USA), 1992/05/13.
To determine whether the current « gatekeeper » controls on health care lead to an increase in treatment delay and morbidity of acute appendicitis in children, we reviewed the experience with this disease at a large children's hospital over a 10-year period.
One hundred seven consecutive children 18 years and younger operated on for acute appendicitis from July 1, 1988 to June 30, 1990 were compared with 119 children with the same diagnosis from July 1, 1978 to June 30, 1980.
Age, sex, race, antecedent illnesses, initial physician contact and diagnosis, time to referral and operation, pathology, morbidity, and length of stay were reviewed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Complication, Mortalité, Enfant, Homme, Appendicite, Aigu, Appendicectomie, Milieu hospitalier
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease, Complication, Mortality, Child, Human, Appendicitis, Acute, Appendectomy, Hospital environment
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