Audit of paediatric surgical intensive care unit admissions in north Jordan
AbstractAn audit was carried out over a 12-month period at a district general hospital in the north of Jordan. The study aimed to establish the reasons for and outcome of paediatric intensive care unit admissions. Of the 854 admissions, 107 were paediatric surgical cases. The causes of trauma were: road traffic accident [42 cases], burns  and falls . The remaining 12 cases were either post-operative admissions [7 cases] or acute admissions [5 cases]. A total of 31 patients died and 8 children were left with significant disability or brain death. We conclude that trauma is a significant cause of disability, morbidity and mortality in children in our area. Society as a whole needs to look at the causes of childhood trauma and identify ways of reducing it
Harahsheh, B.S., Hiyasat, B. & Harahsheh, A. (2002). Audit of paediatric surgical intensive care unit admissions in north Jordan. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 8 (4-5), 671-673, 2002 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119212
JournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 8 (4-5), 671-673, 2002
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