Perfil de ingresos y urgencias pediátricas en período epidémico de rotavirus en Valladolid. Utilidad de un modelo predictivo

Translated title of the contribution: Profile of paediatric admissions and emergencies during an epidemic period of rotavirus in Valladolid [Spain]. Utility of a predictive model

Francisco Javier Luquero, Cristina Hernán García, José María Eiros Bouza, Javier Castrodeza Sanz, Elisabeth Sánchez-Padilla, Fernando Simón Soria, Raúl Ortiz de Lejarazu Leonardo

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Abstract

Introduction: The aim of this study was to determine the weeks of high rotavirus circulation in Valladolid (Spain) and to compare the characteristics of hospitalizations and emergencies in epidemic and nonepidemic periods. Methods: The information sources consisted of the weekly notifications to the Microbiological Information System, the Minimum Data Set, and the Emergency Registry. Expected cases for 2006 were calculated using a previously developed model. Weeks with observed cases over the upper limit of the 95% confidence interval for expected cases were considered epidemic periods. Hospitalization and emergencies in epidemic and nonepidemic periods were compared. Results: The number of cases in 2006 was 42% less than the expected number. The mean number of daily admissions was higher in epidemic periods (d=1.49; p=0.01) and the length of admissions was longer. Conclusion: The activity of the paediatric service increased during the epidemic period. Consequently, implementation of surveillance activities and prevention and control programs for rotavirus in hospitals would seem advisable.

Translated title of the contributionProfile of paediatric admissions and emergencies during an epidemic period of rotavirus in Valladolid [Spain]. Utility of a predictive model
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)58-61
Number of pages4
JournalGaceta sanitaria / S.E.S.P.A.S
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Admissions
  • Disease burden
  • Emergencies
  • Predictive model
  • Rotavirus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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