A population-based study of inpatients admitted due to suffocation in Taiwan during 2005-2007.

The objective of this study was to analyze the epidemiology and factors associated with prognoses (inpatient fatality) of patients hospitalized due to suffocation. Data from 2005 to 2007 were sourced from the Taiwanese National Health Insurance Research Database. Suffocation was defined as E911-E915 according to the ICD-9-CM classification. In total, 4062… CONTINUE READING