To determine the effect of Hurricane Andrew on a pediatric emergency department.
A retrospective analysis of ED visits through the use of computerized records and chart review.
A children's hospital in South Florida.
All patients presenting to the ED during the control week and the two study weeks after the hurricane.
Census, diagnoses, admission rate, and patient geographic origin and age.
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
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0427942
Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 199406.