Factors influencing age at referral of children with congenital heart disease.

@article{Perlstein1997FactorsIA,
  title={Factors influencing age at referral of children with congenital heart disease.},
  author={M A Perlstein and Stanley J. Goldberg and F. John Meaney and Mark F. Davis and C Zwerdling Kluger},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={151 9},
  pages={892-7}
}
OBJECTIVES To chronicle current referral practices for children with congenital cardiac disease and to determine which factors (lesion, physician type, insurance, or physician location) influenced the age at referral. METHODS Data were collected from our congenital cardiac registry for all children born from January 1, 1989, through December 31, 1994, with 1 of 4 isolated lesions: valvular aortic stenosis, secundum atrial septal defect, tetralogy of Fallot, and ventricular septal defect… CONTINUE READING