J Michael Dean

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STUDY OBJECTIVE We derive a prediction rule to identify children at very low risk for intra-abdominal injuries undergoing acute intervention and for whom computed tomography (CT) could be obviated. METHODS We prospectively enrolled children with blunt torso trauma in 20 emergency departments. We used binary recursive partitioning to create a prediction(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the impact of fundoplication on reflux related hospital admissions for children with neurological impairment. DESIGN Retrospective, observational cohort study. Setting 42 children's hospitals in the United States. PARTICIPANTS 3721 children with neurological impairment born between 2000 and 2005 who had at least one hospital(More)
BACKGROUND It is estimated that approximately half of emergency department (ED) usage in the U.S. and other developed countries is for non-urgent conditions and that this usage is related to availability, social, and economic factors. We examined pediatric ED usage in a U.S. state with respect to income, health insurance status, types of medical conditions,(More)
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