Children under 5 years presenting to paediatricians with near-drowning.

  title={Children under 5 years presenting to paediatricians with near-drowning.},
  author={Frank I Ross and Elizabeth Jane Elliott and Lawrence T. Lam and Daniel Thomas Cass},
  journal={Journal of paediatrics and child health},
  volume={39 6},
OBJECTIVE To characterize children aged under 5 years who present to paediatricians following near-drowning and the circumstances surrounding the event, identify high-risk groups and document short-term outcome. METHODOLOGY Monthly notifications to the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit (an active, national surveillance system) between 1994 and 1996. Collection of additional case information from reporting doctors by postal questionnaire. RESULTS All 169 reported cases of near-drowning… CONTINUE READING