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  1. Hurricane Andrew and a pediatric emergency department.

    Article - En anglais

    Study objective

    To determine the effect of Hurricane Andrew on a pediatric emergency department.

    Design

    A retrospective analysis of ED visits through the use of computerized records and chart review.

    Setting

    A children's hospital in South Florida.

    TYPe of ParticiPants

    All patients presenting to the ED during the control week and the two study weeks after the hurricane.

    Measurements

    Census, diagnoses, admission rate, and patient geographic origin and age.

    Main results

    During week 1, there was an average daily increase of 40.7% in patient volume (P<.01) and a 3.3% decrease in the admission rate (P<.01).

    The increased census was due mainly to local patients, rather than those from the most devastated areas.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Service hospitalier, Urgence, Pédiatrie, Consultation hospitalière, Ouragan, Enfant, Homme, Etude statistique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital ward, Emergency, Pediatrics, Hospital consultation, Hurricane, Child, Human, Statistical study

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0427942

    Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 199406.