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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Readmission in children's emergency care: an analysis of hospital episode statistics
Author(s): Callery, Peter
Kyle, Richard G
Campbell, Malcolm
Banks, Michele
Kirk, Susan
Powell, Peter
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Keywords: Children
Hospital Episode Statistics
Feverish Illness
Children Hospital care
Pediatric emergency care
Hospitals Admission and discharge Statistics
Issue Date: 2010
Date Deposited: 14-Mar-2011
Citation: Callery P, Kyle RG, Campbell M, Banks M, Kirk S & Powell P (2010) Readmission in children's emergency care: an analysis of hospital episode statistics. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 95 (5), pp. 341-346.
Abstract: Aim: To compare rates of emergency readmission following discharge for common paediatric conditions from a range of hospital services. Design: Retrospective analysis of hospital episode statistics (HES) and telephone survey of service provision. Setting: Twelve hospitals serving a metropolitan area in the North West of England. Outcome measures: Emergency admissions to hospital within 7 days of discharge for breathing difficulty, feverish illness and/or diarrhoea. Results: HES were obtained for all children under 15 years of age discharged following emergency admission for breathing difficulty, feverish illness and/or diarrhoea during 2005/2006 (n=20 354) or 2006/2007 (n=23 018). The readmission rate for all hospitals in 2006/2007 was 5.5%. The percentage of same day discharges was associated with readmission (Kendall’s taub correlation=0.61, p=0.007). Readmissions were also associated with the proportion of same day discharges for breathing difficulty (Kendall’s taub=0.83, p
DOI Link: 10.1136/adc.2009.163261
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