Characterization of newborn (aged ≤ 28 days) visits to paediatric emergency department (PED). Retrospective study concerning newborns who presented to PED of Sakarya University Maternity and Pediatric Hospital during 2014. We studied the electronic data consisted of admission date, date-of-birth, emergency department diagnosis at discharge (ICD-10 code) and the outcome. A total of 5708 neonates visited PED with an average age of 7.9 ± 5.9 days of age and prevalence of males (56.1%). The major diagnoses were jaundice, respiratory system problems, excessive crying of infant, feeding problems of newborn and prematurity. Hospitalization was necessary for 35.9% neonates. There were 2912 neonates were between 0 and 8 days of age. The major diagnoses of this group were jaundice, excessive crying of, feeding problems of newborn, upper respiratory infections, fever of newborn. Most of the neonates were discharged home from the PED (59.3%).Most PED visits were because of non-serious diseases, mainly because of insufficient briefing during discharge and limitations of primary care.
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