The aim of this study was to look at the influence of homelessness on acute medical admissions.
A prospective case-controlled study was therefore performed on all homeless children admitted through the accident and emergency department over one year, comparing them with the next age matched admission from permanent housing.
Assessments made were:
whether homelessness or other social factors influenced the doctors' decision to admit;
differences in severity of illness;
length of stay;
and use of primary care.
The admitting doctors completed a semistructured questionnaire during admission about social factors that influenced their decision to admit and graded the severity of the child's illness.
The length of hospital stay was recorded.
Mots-clés Pascal : Enquête socioéconomique, Admission hopital, Aspect social, Enfant, Urgence, Santé, Epidémiologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Socioeconomical inquiry, Hospital admission, Social aspect, Child, Emergency, Health, Epidemiology, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0655183
Code Inist : 002B30A02B. Création : 199406.