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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Maternal and Child Health (continued)

Treatment: Hospital Admissions for Pediatric Gastroenteritis

Pediatric gastroenteritis can develop into a life-threatening condition due to dehydration, especially among infants. Proper outpatient treatment of gastroenteritis may prevent hospitalization, and lower hospitalization rates may reflect access to better quality care.

Figure 2.22. Hospital admissions for gastroenteritis per 100,000 population ages 0-17, 1994, 1997, and 2000-2002

Figure 2.22. Hospital admissions for gastroenteritis per 100,000 population ages 0-17, 1994, 1997, and 2000-2002. Select [D] Text Description for details.

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Source: Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 1994, 1997, 2000-2002.

Reference population: Children ages 0-17.

  • From 1994 to 2002, admissions for pediatric gastroenteritis have fallen by almost one-third, from about 130 to 92 per 100,000 children (Figure 2.22).

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