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Seasonal variation in acute hospital admissions and emergency room presentations among children in the Australian Capital Territory

D'Souza, Rennie; Bambrick, Hilary; Kjellstrom, Tord; Kelsall, L; Guest, Charles; Hanigan, Ivan


Aim: To examine seasonal variation in hospital use for five paediatric conditions of the Australian Capital Territory residents. Methods: Hospital admissions (1993-2004) and emergency room (ER) presentations (1999-2004) for asthma, croup, bronchiolitis, other respiratory conditions and diarrhoea of children aged <5 years were compared by month and season. Results: The five conditions comprised 14% of admissions and 24% of ER presentations of children aged <5 years. Bronchiolitis (both...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2007.01080.x


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