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OBJECTIVES Reducing the number of preventable hospitalizations represents a possible source of health care savings. However, the current literature lacks a description of the extent of potentially preventable pediatric hospitalizations. The study objectives are to (1) identify the charges and (2) demographic characteristics associated with potentially(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the resource utilization and national variation in the management of pediatric retropharyngeal abscesses. METHODS The Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) 2003 was analyzed. International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision code 478.24 was the inclusion criteria. RESULTS One thousand three hundred and twenty-one admissions with(More)
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