Hospitalizations for pediatric intoxication in Washington State, 1987-1997.

  title={Hospitalizations for pediatric intoxication in Washington State, 1987-1997.},
  author={F Gauvin and Beno{\^i}t Bailey and Susan L. Bratton},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine},
  volume={155 10},
BACKGROUND Intoxication (or poisoning) that necessitates hospitalization remains an important source of morbidity in children. OBJECTIVE To determine changes, during an 11-year period (1987-1997), in the incidence of hospitalization due to intoxication among children in Washington State and circumstances of ingestion, agents used, hospital length of stay, charges, and mortality. METHODS A computerized database of all hospital discharges (Comprehensive Hospital Abstract Reporting System… CONTINUE READING
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