Paediatric inpatient utilisation in a district general hospital was studied for 20 general practices covering a population of 26 433 children.
The factors influencing the rate and route of admission (general practitioner (GP) or accident and emergency department) were analysed for 894 emergency non-traumatic admissions over a 12 month period.
The overall rate of acute, non-traumatic admission was 33.8/1000 ; 35% of these admissions were via the accident and emergency department.
Asthma was the most common reason for admission (16.1%) ; 56.9% of the admissions resulted from respiratory tract illness and 44% were for an infective illness.
There was a significant variation in the route and rate of admission across practices.
Mots-clés Pascal : Admission hôpital, Enfant, Pédiatrie, Etude statistique, Hospitalisation, Causalité, Diagnostic, Service hospitalier, Urgence, Enquête socioéconomique, Royaume Uni, Homme, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital admission, Child, Pediatrics, Statistical study, Hospitalization, Causality, Diagnosis, Hospital ward, Emergency, Socioeconomical inquiry, United Kingdom, Human, Europe
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Cote : 94-0489632
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199501.