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  1. Identification of potentially avoidable pediatric hospital use : admitting physician judgement as a complement to utilization review.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    To determine, for acute general pediatric admissions, 1) the proportion of admissions that the admitting physician would identify as potentially avoidable ; 2) services that might help reduce avoidable admissions ; 3) potential savings in hospital days through eliminating avoidable admissions ; 4) the role that social factors play in admission decisions ; and 5) if admitting physician judgment provides a valuable complement to Utilization Review (UR) in identifying avoidable admissions.

    Methods

    A questionnaire was used to determine the proportion of 600 acute general pediatric admissions considered potentially avoidable by the admitting physician and to identify services required to prevent such admissions.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Hospitalisation, Pédiatrie, Prise décision, Rôle professionnel, Médecin, Indication, Hôpital, Jugement, Enfant, Homme, Organisation santé

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospitalization, Pediatrics, Decision making, Occupational role, Physician, Indication, Hospital, Judgment, Child, Human, Public health organization

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0008103

    Code Inist : 002B30A04A. Création : 09/06/1995.