Practice variation among pediatric emergency departments in the treatment of bronchiolitis.

@article{Plint2004PracticeVA,
  title={Practice variation among pediatric emergency departments in the treatment of bronchiolitis.},
  author={Amy C. Plint and David W Johnson and Natasha Wiebe and Blake Bulloch and Martin Pusic and Gary I Joubert and Paolo T Pianosi and Troy Turner and Graham Thompson and Terry P Klassen},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={353-60}
}
OBJECTIVES Bronchiolitis is the most common disease of the lower respiratory tract in the first year of life. Treatment is controversial, with studies giving conflicting views on the benefits of bronchodilators and steroids. The objectives of this study were 1) to characterize the management of bronchiolitis in pediatric emergency departments (PEDs) in Canada, 2) to determine patient outcomes following emergency department (ED) visits, and 3) to provide descriptive data regarding bronchiolitis… CONTINUE READING

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