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  1. Costs associated with office visits for diarrhea in infants and toddlers.

    Article - En anglais

    We determined costs associated with diarrhea in a

    Children with acute diarrhea were enrolled during the rotavirus season at three centers.

    Questionnaires to assess costs of both medical and nonmedical factors were administered at the enrollment visit and 1 week later.

    Office computer records were reviewed to identify all visits by children with diarrhea during 1 year.

    Fifty-one patients were enrolled.

    The average cost per episode of diarrhea was $289, which included:

    • $144, missed work;

    • $57, office visits;

    • $23, laboratory tests;

    • $21, medications;

    • $18, changed diet/oral rehydration solutions;

    • $15, travel;

    • $7, extra diapers;

    • and $6, extra childcare.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Diarrhée, Aigu, Rotavirus, Reoviridae, Virus, Virose, Infection, Coût, Consultation privée, Nourrisson, Homme, Ambulatoire, Enfant, Médecin, Traitement, Soin, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Economie santé

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diarrhea, Acute, Rotavirus, Reoviridae, Virus, Viral disease, Infection, Costs, Private consultation, Infant, Human, Ambulatory, Child, Physician, Treatment, Care, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease, Health economy

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

    Cote : 94-0150118

    Code Inist : 002B05C02F. Création : 199406.