Medial Epicondyle Fractures in Children and Adolescents: Shifting Care from General Hospitals to Children's Hospitals? Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Hospital Charges
  • Hospitalization
  • Hospitals, General
  • Hospitals, Pediatric
  • Humeral Fractures
  • Inpatients

abstract

  • This study demonstrates an increase in the proportion of discharges for pediatric medial epicondyle fractures from children's hospitals. Although this finding is likely multifactorial, it may represent increasing subspecialization and increasing medical liability when treating children. Children's hospitals should identify those conditions which will continue to increase in number and consider constructing clinical pathways in order to optimize delivery of care and resource utilization.

publication date

  • June 4, 2015

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.08.017

PubMed ID

  • 26340870

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1116

end page

  • 20

volume

  • 167

number

  • 5