publication . Other literature type . 2000

Epidemiology of paediatric surgical admissions to a government referral hospital in the Gambia.

Bickler, S. W.; Sanno-Duanda, B.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2000
  • Publisher: World Health Organization
Abstract
INTRODUCTION: There is a paucity of published data on the type of conditions that require surgery among children in sub-Saharan Africa. Such information is necessary for assessing the impact of such conditions on child health and for setting priorities to improve paediatric surgical care. METHODS: Described in the article is a 29-month prospective study of all children aged < 15 years who were admitted to a government referral hospital in the Gambia from January 1996 to May 1998. RESULTS: A total of 1726 children were admitted with surgical problems. Surgical patients accounted for 11.3% of paediatric admissions and 34,625 total inpatient days. The most common a...
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