Epidemiology of a pediatric emergency medicine research network: the PECARN Core Data Project.

@article{Alpern2006EpidemiologyOA,
  title={Epidemiology of a pediatric emergency medicine research network: the PECARN Core Data Project.},
  author={Elizabeth R. Alpern and Rachel Stanley and Marc H. Gorelick and Amy E Donaldson and Stacey Knight and Stephen J. Teach and Tasmeen Singh and Prashant Mahajan and Julius G K Goepp and Nathan Kuppermann and J. Michael Dean and James M. Chamberlain},
  journal={Pediatric emergency care},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 10},
  pages={689-99}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the epidemiology of pediatric patient visits to emergency departments (ED). METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study of pediatric ED visits at the participating Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) hospitals in 2002. We provide descriptive characteristics of pediatric ED visits and a comparison of the study database to the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS). Bivariate analyses were calculated to assess characteristics… CONTINUE READING

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