Reduction in hospitalizations of children

Reduction in hospitalizations of children

Autor Santos, Erica Google Scholar
Sousa, Alexandre Goncalves de Google Scholar
Lerner Marques, Ana Paula Google Scholar
Bussamra, Maria Helena C. F. Google Scholar
Zukerman, Eliova Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Schvartsman, Claudio Google Scholar
Instituição HIAE
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo Aim: the aim of the study was to reduce the number of hospitalizations in a population of children enrolled in the Einstein Program of the Paraisopolis Community, in São Paulo, Brazil, particularly hospitalizations caused by respiratory diseases.Methods: All hospitalizations of this paediatric population enrolled in the Einstein Program of the Paraisopolis Community Outpatient Clinic were followed up between 2002 and 2004. the following four strategies to reduce or control respiratory diseases with an impact on hospitalizations were established: specific protocol, educational activities, vaccination against pneumococci and vaccination against influenza.Results: in 2002, 1025 hospitalizations due to all causes were recorded. This number significantly decreased to 862 hospitalizations in 2004 after implementation of the program, corresponding to a reduction of 15.9% (p < 0.0001). Hospitalizations due to respiratory diseases decreased by 23.37% (p < 0.02), and those due to cases of wheezing bronchitis fell by 51.61% (p < 0.001).Conclusion: the strategies chosen and implemented in the Einstein Program of the Paraisopolis Community Outpatient Clinic over the first 6 months of 2003 were effective in reducing the number of children's hospital admissions due to respiratory disease.
Palavra-chave Children
Education
Hospitalization
Respiratory diseases
Vaccination
Idioma Inglês
Financiador Sociedade Beneficente Israelita Brasileira Hospital Albert Einstein, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Data de publicação 2008-12-01
Publicado em Acta Paediatrica. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, v. 97, n. 12, p. 1712-1716, 2008.
ISSN 0803-5253 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Wiley-Blackwell
Extensão 1712-1716
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1651-2227.2008.00961.x
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000260731300025
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/31093

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