Aims-To study the impact of confirmed rotavirus infection at a paediatric hospital; to use the data to obtain a minimum estimate of the cost of treating reported cases of rotavirus in England and Wales.
Methods-Data were obtained on all patients with rotavirus over a two year period.
Information was collected on 386 patients with rotavirus infection who were treated at the 120 bed Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children in East London.
This included the virus serotype, the patient's age, whether they required intravenous infusion, duration of hospital stay, numbers of patients treated in the casualty department, and numbers who had to be admitted.
Treatment costs were obtained from the Finance Department of the Hospitals for Sick Children.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Infection, Virose, Economie santé, Epidémiologie, Enfant, Homme, Exploration microbiologique, Rotavirus humain, Rotavirus, Reoviridae, Virus, Gastroentérite, Hospitalisation, Coût
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease, Infection, Viral disease, Health economy, Epidemiology, Child, Human, Microbiological investigation, Human rotavirus, Rotavirus, Reoviridae, Virus, Gastroenteritis, Hospitalization, Costs
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0367285
Code Inist : 002B05C02F. Création : 199406.