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Parental and professional perception of need for emergency admission to hospital: prospective questionnaire based study.

Authors
  • MacFaul, R
  • Stewart, M
  • Werneke, U
  • Taylor-Meek, J
  • Smith, H E
  • Smith, I J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Disease in Childhood
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1998
Volume
79
Issue
3
Pages
213–218
Identifiers
PMID: 9875015
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Medical professionals and parents differ in their views about admission for acute illnesses. More information is needed on children not admitted. Alternative services should take account of patterns of illness and should be acceptable to parents and professionals; cost savings may be marginal.

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