Paediatric frequent attenders at emergency departments: a linked-data population study.

@article{Gibson2010PaediatricFA,
  title={Paediatric frequent attenders at emergency departments: a linked-data population study.},
  author={Nicholas P Gibson and George A Jelinek and Moyez Jiwa and Ann-Maree J. Lynch},
  journal={Journal of paediatrics and child health},
  year={2010},
  volume={46 12},
  pages={
          723-8
        }
}
AIM To characterise the phenomena of paediatric frequent attenders (FAs) to emergency departments (EDs) in Perth. METHODS A linked data population study of all children (<15 years) attending Perth hospital EDs between 1 July 2000 and 31 December 2006. FAs attending five or more times annually were assessed for demographic characteristics, mode of arrival, urgency, clinical conditions and disposition by frequency of attendance. RESULTS Over 6.5 years, 229, 883 children contributed to 378… CONTINUE READING

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