[Recent changes in emergency room visits and hospitalization for asthma in childhood].

@article{Fernndez1998RecentCI,
  title={[Recent changes in emergency room visits and hospitalization for asthma in childhood].},
  author={Javier Benito Fern{\'a}ndez and S Mintegui Raso and J S{\'a}nchez Ech{\'a}niz and M A V{\'a}zquez Ronco and J I Pijo{\'a}n Zubizarreta},
  journal={Anales espanoles de pediatria},
  year={1998},
  volume={49 6},
  pages={577-81}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate recent changes in the emergency room visits and hospital admission rates between 1993 and 1997 in our hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS From January 1, 1993 until December 31, 1997, the 12,848 patients between 0 and 14 years of age whose discharge diagnosis was coded as asthma (ICD9) and who were managed in the emergency room of our hospital were included in the study. RESULTS During the study period, the number of emergency room visits… CONTINUE READING