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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Lesley Alison
dc.contributor.authorWare, Robert S
dc.contributor.authorDavies, Peter SW
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-16T04:07:02Z
dc.date.available2017-11-16T04:07:02Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1034-4810
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jpc.12824
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/172269
dc.description.abstractAim: Infant feeding can be the reason for presentation and/or admission to hospital. The aim of this study was to identify if infant feeding history was documented in charts of infants presenting and/or admitted to a paediatric hospital. Methods: A systematic random sample of hospital charts of infants who had presented to the emergency department between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2012 was audited for presence of documentation of feeding. Results: In total, 465 charts were audited, representing 12.5% of infants who presented to the emergency department in the year. Frequency of documentation for feeding measures was as follows: feeding mode, 263 (57%); feeding type, 228 (49%); feeding frequency, 119 (26%); and with changes 89 (19%) since birth. Increasing infant age was significantly associated with less frequent recording of feeding mode, type, frequency and changes. Conclusion: A comprehensive feeding history is not recorded on many occasions of infant presentation and/or admission to hospital. The recording of feeding mode, type, frequency and changes is needed in order to explore the existence, or otherwise, of a relationship between feeding and the reason for presentation and/or admission.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom708
dc.relation.ispartofpageto712
dc.relation.ispartofissue7
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Paediatrics and Child Health
dc.relation.ispartofvolume51
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPaediatrics and Reproductive Medicine not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPaediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111499
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1114
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titleHospital, infants and feeding: The importance of audit
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorWare, Robert


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