Prevalence and burden of diseases presenting to a general pediatrics ward in Gondar, Ethiopia.

@article{Gordon2013PrevalenceAB,
  title={Prevalence and burden of diseases presenting to a general pediatrics ward in Gondar, Ethiopia.},
  author={David M. Gordon and Sarah Frenning and Heather R. Draper and Mehretie Kokeb},
  journal={Journal of tropical pediatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={59 5},
  pages={350-7}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about pediatric hospital admissions in Ethiopia. METHODS This cross-sectional study analyzed all data entered into the Gondar University Hospital pediatric ward's admission registration books over 1 year. Patient age, sex, origin, length of stay, diagnosis and discharge condition were transcribed into an electronic database for all observations. Missing data were retrieved by chart and death certificate review. Primary outcome measures included death and death in… CONTINUE READING
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