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Children, Asthma and Emergency Rooms: A Retrospective Review of Hospital Records in Nevis, West Indies

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.241
Synopsis: 
Asthma has replaced gastroenteritis as the most frequent diagnosis in Kittitian and Nevisian children. The purpose of this randomized chart review was to identify pediatric emergency room (ER) utilization patterns at Alexandra Hospital, WI for asthma treatment. This analysis would inform the pediatric asthma-related burden to the Alexandra Hospital ER and the Nevis health system. This study revealed a greater utilization of ER services among particular pediatric subpopulations for the treatment of asthma.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: We sought to identify pediatric emergency room (ER) utilization at Alexandra Hospital Nevis, WI for asthma.

Accepted: 
30 Jun, 2016
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e-Published: 21 Jul, 2016

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