Hospitalization for respiratory syncytial virus among California infants: disparities related to race, insurance, and geography.

@article{Sangar2006HospitalizationFR,
  title={Hospitalization for respiratory syncytial virus among California infants: disparities related to race, insurance, and geography.},
  author={Laura R Sangar{\'e} and Michael P. Curtis and Shabbir Ahmad},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={149 3},
  pages={
          373-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate population-based rates of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)-associated infant hospitalizations related to race/ethnicity, payer source, and geography in California. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis of RSV-coded infant hospitalizations were performed using the California patient discharge data for 1999 to 2003. All discharge records for infants younger than 1 year of age with an ICD-9-CM code for any RSV-related illness (466.11, 480.1, or 079.6) among any of the… CONTINUE READING

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