Utilization of a pediatric emergency department by patients with sickle cell disease.

@article{Kunkel1994UtilizationOA,
  title={Utilization of a pediatric emergency department by patients with sickle cell disease.},
  author={Nelli Kunkel and Wayne R. Rackoff and Leonid I. Katolik and Kwaku Ohene-Frempong},
  journal={Pediatric emergency care},
  year={1994},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={
          79-82
        }
}
When considering an alternative site to the emergency department (ED) for the care of acutely ill patients with sickle cell disease, it is necessary first to determine utilization of and satisfaction with ED care. Such data serve as guidelines for the planning and evaluation of alternative treatment facilities. We reviewed 137 consecutive ED visits by 98 patients with sickle cell diseases at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia over a three-month period to determine ED utilization and… CONTINUE READING