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  1. Advice seeking and appropriate use of a pediatric emergency department.

    Article - En anglais

    Objectives.-To determine whether seeking advice prior to an unscheduled visit to a pediatric emergency department (PED) influences appropriate use of this setting for minor illnesses.

    Design.-Cross-sectional questionnaire survey

    Setting.-The medical emergency department of the Montreal (Quebec) Children's Hospital, a major referral and urban teaching hospital.

    Participants.-Four hundred eighty-nine of 562 consecutive parents visiting the PED over two periods, one in February and the other in july 1989.


    Measurements/Main Results.-Parents of children between 0 and 18 years of age visiting the PED were asked whether they had previously sought advice from family, friends, or a physician.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Service santé, Personnel sanitaire, Pédiatrie, Enfant, Homme, Evaluation, Qualité service

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health service, Health staff, Pediatrics, Child, Human, Evaluation, Service quality

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0577212

    Code Inist : 002B30A04D. Création : 199406.