Assessing the utilization of in-patient facilities in a Canadian pediatric hospital.
To validate the pediatric appropriateness evaluation protocol (P-AEP) for use in the Canadian health care system and then to use it to assess the extent of inappropriate utilization in a Canadian tertiary care pediatric facility.
The P-AEP was applied to a 10% random sample of all general pediatric admissions during 1990 and to a sample of 547 subsequent days of care.
The reliability of the P-AEP was assessed using a subsample of 72 admissions and 72 days of care.
Validity was tested by comparing the P-AEP judgment on a sample of 50 admissions and 50 days of care with the subjective opinion of panels of three pediatric staff physicians.
In the reliability test, there was a high level of agreement between the two independent observers applying the P-AEP.
Mots-clés Pascal : Canada, Pédiatrie, Organisation hospitalière, Admission hopital, Evaluation, Enfant, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Canada, Pediatrics, Hospital organization, Hospital admission, Evaluation, Child, North America, America, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0667474
Code Inist : 002B30A04D. Création : 199406.