Influence of school closure on the incidence of viral respiratory diseases among children and on health care utilization.

@article{Heymann2004InfluenceOS,
  title={Influence of school closure on the incidence of viral respiratory diseases among children and on health care utilization.},
  author={Anthony D. Heymann and Gabriel Chodick and Brian L Reichman and Ehud S Kokia and Joseph Laufer},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 7},
  pages={675-7}
}
We evaluated the effect of school closure on the occurrence of respiratory infection among children ages 6-12 years and its impact on health care services. During this period, there were significant decreases in the diagnoses of respiratory infections (42%), visits to physician (28%) and emergency departments (28%) and medication purchases (35%). The present study provides quantitative data to support school closure during an influenza pandemic. 

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