Changes in hospitalization patterns among patients with congenital heart disease during the transition from adolescence to adulthood.

@article{Gurvitz2007ChangesIH,
  title={Changes in hospitalization patterns among patients with congenital heart disease during the transition from adolescence to adulthood.},
  author={Michelle Z. Gurvitz and Moira Inkelas and Maggie W Y Lee and Karen Stout and Jos{\'e} J. Escarce and R K Chang},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={49 8},
  pages={875-82}
}
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to evaluate hospitalization patterns of congenital heart disease (CHD) patients surrounding the transition from adolescence to adulthood. BACKGROUND Few population data exist on hospitalizations among adolescent and adult CHD patients. METHODS Patients ages 12 to 44 years with CHD were selected from the 2000 to 2003 California hospital discharge database. Patient demographics, hospitalization patterns, emergency department (ED) admissions, CHD complexity… CONTINUE READING

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