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Changing trends in mortality and morbidity in a teaching hospital in central India.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2286410     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A comparison of mortality and morbidity pattern of hospital admissions of children under 14 years during 1966-68 and 1977-81 has been made. Annual admission rate has increased from 1515 to 2515, which is in proportion to the population increase of 3 lacs from 1966 to 1981. Recently more than 70% were discharged within a week as against 52% during 1966-68, indicating a faster turnover and a need for more beds. Protein energy malnutrition, infections and diarrhoea with dehydration were main killers. The pattern of mortality and morbidity has not much changed from 1966 to 81 but mortality rates at all ages have considerably declined in recent years (neonatal, post neonatal, preschool and school). Measures to decline it further have been discussed. The data should be of interest to those engaged in planning health strategies and to teachers in defining priorities in Medical education.
A comparison of mortality and morbidity patterns of hospital admissions for children under age 14 between 1966-68 and 1977-81 has been made. Annual admission rate has increased from 1515 to 2515, which is in proportion to the population increase of 3 lacs from 1966-81. Recently, more than 70% were discharged within 1 week as compared to 51% during 1966-68, indicating a faster turnover and a need for more beds. Protein energy malnutrition, infections, and diarrhea with dehydration were the main causes of death. The pattern of mortality and morbidity has not changed much from 1966-81, but mortality rates at all ages have declined considerably in recent years (neonatal, postneonatal, preschool and school-age). Measures to decrease it even further have been discusses. the data should be of interest to those engaged in planning health strategies and to teachers in order to help define priorities in medical education.
Authors:
M Chansoria; S Thora; N V Patel; B Mukerjee; D K Shrivastava; K K Kaul
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0019-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pediatr     Publication Date:    1990 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-03-27     Completed Date:  1991-03-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  567-75     Citation Subset:  IM; J    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Medical College, Jabalpur, Rajasthan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Child
Child, Preschool
Hospitalization / statistics & numerical data,  trends*
Hospitals, Teaching
Humans
India / epidemiology
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Mortality / trends*

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