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  1. Controlled trial of three approaches to the treatment of severe malnutrition.

    Article - En anglais

    Domiciliary treatment of severely malnourished children could have economic and practical advantages over other methods.

    We compared three approaches in a controlled trial, 437 children in Dhaka (<60% weight-for-height, and/or oedema) aged 12-60 months were sequentially allocated to treatment as inpatients, to day-care, or to care at home after one week of day-care.

    Institutional and parental costs incurred to reach 80% weight-for-height were compared.

    Costs for inpatient, day-care, and at-home groups averaged 6363,2517, and 1552 taka (60 taka=UK£1).

    Mortality was low (<5%) in all three groups.

    Day-care treatment approached inpatient care for speed of recovery at less than half the cost, but it was unpopular with parents.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Réanimation, Economie santé, Traitement, Enfant, Homme, Malnutrition, Bengla Desh, Asie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Resuscitation, Health economy, Treatment, Child, Human, Malnutrition, Bangladesh, Asia

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

    Cote : 95-0176797

    Code Inist : 002B27B07. Création : 09/06/1995.