Use of an observation unit by a pediatric emergency department for common pediatric illnesses.

@article{Scribano2001UseOA,
  title={Use of an observation unit by a pediatric emergency department for common pediatric illnesses.},
  author={Philip V. Scribano and James F Wiley and Katherine Platt},
  journal={Pediatric emergency care},
  year={2001},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={321-3}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the use of a pediatric observation unit (OU), including relapse rates for common pediatric illnesses, and to assess effectiveness of OU utilization. DESIGN Retrospective, cohort of all emergency department (ED) visits, OU and inpatient unit (IU) admissions. SETTING Tertiary care children's hospital. PARTICIPANTS All children evaluated in the ED and subsequently admitted to either the OU or IU over a 2-year period. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Rates with 95% confidence… CONTINUE READING
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