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Retrospective review of 200 children hospitalised with acute asthma. Identification of intervention points: a single centre

Posted on: 19 February, 2014
Issue: Vol 14 No 1, January 2014 – March 2014
Related to Respiratory health Hospitalisation Infants and young children Tobacco use Northern Territory

Giarola BF, McCallum GB, Bailey EJ, Morris PS, Maclennan C, Chang AB (2013)
Retrospective review of 200 children hospitalised with acute asthma. Identification of intervention points: a single centre
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; Early view: ()

The object of this retrospective review of 200 children hospitalised in Royal Darwin Hospital with asthma was to determine if Indigenous Australian children hospitalised with acute asthma have differing severity, risk factors and management than non-Indigenous children with asthma. The aim of the review is to identify intervention points to reduce morbidity and mortality of asthma. It compared admission characteristics, severity indices, treatment, discharge plans and readmissions in Indigenous and non-Indigenous children.

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