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J Korean Soc Emerg Med > Volume 7(3); 1996 > Article
Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 1996;7(3): 354-362.
CLINICAL ANALYSIS OF THE PEDIATRIC PATIENTS VISITING EMERGENCY CENTER
Jae Hwang Park, Dai Han Wi
Department of Emergency Medicine, WonKwang University, School of Medicine, Iksan. Korea
  Published online: September 30, 1996.
ABSTRACT
Purpose
: To collect data related to resolving plans of crowding of emergency center, we made a clinical analysis of pediatric patients who visited emergency center of our hospital. Method : We analyzed 5,386 pediatric patients, under age of 16-year-old, retrospectively who visited emergency center of Won-Kwang university hospital from January 1st to December 31th 1995. Result : 1) The pediatrics patients was 23.1%(5,381) of total number of patients visited emergency center. 2) The most common age visiting emergency center were between one month to one year of age(32.6%). 3) The most of pediatric patients visited emergency enter on Sunday(29.3%). 4) The diurnal variation of number of patients visited emergency center was not significant but the most of pediatric patients visited midnight, between P.M 6:00 to 24:00. 5) Iksan city was the most common residency of the patients(83.6%). 6) The major symptoms of the patients were fever, seizure, otalgia, abdominal pain, and dypnea. 7) The major disorder of organ systems were respiratory and gastrointestinal disorders and in addition to these, accidental injury follows. 8) Only 918 of 5,385(17%) patients were admitted and most common department of admission was general surgery(43.8%).
Conclusion
The majorities of the pediatric patients visited our emergency center were only need primary cares and the admission rate was relatively low, so it is concluded that if there were primary or secondary emergency care center in Iksan area, the overcrowding of our emergency center will be resolved somewhat.
Key words: Emergency center, Pediatric patient
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