|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Readmission in children's emergency care: an analysis of hospital episode statistics|
Kyle, Richard G
Hospital Episode Statistics
Children Hospital care
Pediatric emergency care
Hospitals Admission and discharge Statistics
|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. https://doi.org/10.1136/adc.2009.163261|
|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|
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