Access to essential clinical services offered by district hospitals or health centres forms an important component of primary health care activities in the developing world.
Utilization of hospital facilities during life-threatening childhood illnesses will affect survivorship.
We have examined clinical, geographical, social, economic and demographic features of families of 49 children who consulted a hospital facility during a terminal illness and 88 who did not during a 1-year prospective demographic and hospital-based surveillance of a rural community on the Kenyan Coast.
Of children who died without admission, 15% had symptoms which lasted only 1 day compared to no children who were admitted (P=0.004).
Mots-clés Pascal : Admission hôpital, Epidémiologie, Enfant, Stade terminal, Maladie, Statut socioéconomique, Accessibilité, Kenya, Homme, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital admission, Epidemiology, Child, Terminal stade, Disease, Socioeconomic status, Accessibility, Kenya, Human, Africa
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0714491
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.