The burden of genetic disease on inpatient care in a children's hospital.

@article{McCandless2004TheBO,
  title={The burden of genetic disease on inpatient care in a children's hospital.},
  author={Shawn E. McCandless and Jeanne W Brunger and Suzanne B. Cassidy},
  journal={American journal of human genetics},
  year={2004},
  volume={74 1},
  pages={121-7}
}
The important role of genetics in pediatric illness has been increasingly recognized, but the true impact has not been well delineated. An important study of pediatric inpatient admissions to a children's hospital in 1978 found a genetic basis for disease in just less than half of admitted patients. We sought to update this study in light of current hospitalization practices and new knowledge about genetics. We systematically reviewed the records of 5,747 consecutive admissions (4,224… CONTINUE READING