Assessing disease burden of respiratory disorders in Hong Kong children with hospital discharge data and linked laboratory data.

@article{Nelson2007AssessingDB,
  title={Assessing disease burden of respiratory disorders in Hong Kong children with hospital discharge data and linked laboratory data.},
  author={Edmund Anthony S Nelson and John S. Tam and Ly-Mee Yu and Albert M. C. Li and Paul Chan and Rita Y T Sung},
  journal={Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={114-21}
}
OBJECTIVES To describe the pattern of respiratory disorders in the Hong Kong paediatric population admitted to government hospitals, and to assess the reliability of the diagnoses by linkage with laboratory data. METHODS Discharge diagnoses for all admissions are recorded in a central computerised database, the Clinical Management System. These data were analysed for the inclusive period July 1997 to June 1999. Virology laboratory results from a single hospital were linked to the Clinical… CONTINUE READING

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