Hospital care for children with hydrocephalus in the United States: utilization, charges, comorbidities, and deaths.

@article{Simon2008HospitalCF,
  title={Hospital care for children with hydrocephalus in the United States: utilization, charges, comorbidities, and deaths.},
  author={Tamara D. Simon and Jay K. Riva-Cambrin and Raj Srivastava and Susan L. Bratton and J. Michael Dean and John R. W. Kestle},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={1 2},
  pages={131-7}
}
OBJECT The aims of this study were to measure inpatient health care for pediatric hydrocephalus in the US; describe patient, hospital, and hospitalization characteristics for pediatric hydrocephalus inpatient care; and determine characteristics associated with death. METHODS A cross-sectional study was performed using the 1997, 2000, and 2003 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kids' Inpatient Databases (KID), nationally representative weighted data sets of hospital discharges for… CONTINUE READING

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