Paediatric admissions at a tertiary Hospital in Kuala Lumpur-a case for a short-stay ward

Chong, L.A. and Lee, W.S. and Goh, A.Y.T. (2003) Paediatric admissions at a tertiary Hospital in Kuala Lumpur-a case for a short-stay ward. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 58 (1). pp. 89-93. ISSN 0300-5283

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Abstract

The profile of admissions staying less than 24 hours admitted to the paediatric wards of University Malaya Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur, over a period of six weeks was reviewed to ascertain the need of a short-stay ward. Ninety-three (22) of the 428 admissions admitted during the study period were discharged within 24 hours, 56 (60) were discharged within 12 hours. Major categories of admissions were: elective investigative procedures (43), and emergency admissions (44). Reasons for emergency admissions: infections 42, minor trauma/cerebral concussion 25 and febrile/afebrile seizures 11. Only 20 required percutaneous oximetry monitoring and 2 required observations more frequently than 2 hourly. There may be a case for a short stay ward in a big paediatric unit in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Short-stay ward; paediatric admissions
Subjects: R Medicine
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Haslinda Lahuddin
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2014 00:19
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2014 00:19
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/10922

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