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Emergency review clinic: impact on paediatric admissions.
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PMID:  25370907     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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BACKGROUND: Inappropriate or unnecessary paediatric inpatient admissions are sometimes unavoidable but are costly and increase pressure on services. Various measures, including paediatric observation units, have been undertaken in an attempt to reduce these admissions.
AIMS: We established an emergency review clinic to assess whether we could reduce admission rates by giving carefully selected children follow-up ED review appointments.
METHODS: An emergency review clinic was run in the paediatric room of the Emergency Department by a senior paediatric registrar during the hours 10 a.m. to 12 midday, Monday to Friday inclusive. Patients were booked into this review clinic from ED. Data relating to paediatric admissions in the years prior to and after the institution of the review clinic were analysed.
RESULTS: A significant reduction (p < 0.0001) was noted in the paediatric inpatient admission rates following establishment of the review clinic.
CONCLUSIONS: A paediatric emergency review clinic can significantly reduce unnecessary or inappropriate admissions but more research is needed to quantitatively characterise parent/patient satisfaction in this regard.
Authors:
B Rai; F McCartan; S Moka; F Sharif
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-11-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Irish journal of medical science     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1863-4362     ISO Abbreviation:  Ir J Med Sci     Publication Date:  2014 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-11-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-11-6    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806864     Medline TA:  Ir J Med Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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