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Statistical Study on Pediatric Emergency Room Patients.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1984;27(4):378-383.
Published online April 30, 1984.
Statistical Study on Pediatric Emergency Room Patients.
Hwa Young Kim, Yong Tai Suh, Young Yun Choi
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Chonnam National University, Kwangju Korea
응급실환아의 통계적 관찰
김화영, 서용태, 최영륜
전남대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
The authors surveyed 17,511 pediatric patients among total 67,290 ones who visited the emergency rodm of Chonnam National University Hospital during the 5 year period from Jan. 1, 1978 to Dec. 31, 1982. 1)70% of total pediatric patients consisted of injury and poisoning, infectious diseases and diseases of the respiratory system. 2)About one-fifth of total pediatric patients was true emergency which needed immediate surgical care. 3) About one fourth of total pediatric patients had diarrheal disorder and upper respiratory illness which needed less urgent care.
Key Words: Emergency room, Pediatric patients

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