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dc.contributor.authorDossetor, PJ
dc.contributor.authorFitzpatrick, EFM
dc.contributor.authorGlass, K
dc.contributor.authorDouglas, K
dc.contributor.authorWatkins, R
dc.contributor.authorOscar, J
dc.contributor.authorCarter, M
dc.contributor.authorHarley, D
dc.contributor.authorJeffery, HE
dc.contributor.authorElliott, EJ
dc.contributor.authorMartiniuk, ALC
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-25T02:32:36Z
dc.date.available2021-10-25T02:32:36Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn2333-794Xen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/2333794X21991006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/409453
dc.description.abstractBackground. Aboriginal leaders invited us to examine the frequency and reasons for emergency department (ED) presentations by children in remote Western Australia, where Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (PAE) is common. Methods. ED presentations (2007-11 inclusive) were examined for all children born in the Fitzroy Valley in 2002-03. Results. ED data for 127/134 (94.7%) children (95% Aboriginal) showed 1058 presentations over 5-years. Most (81%) had at least 1 presentation (median 9.0, range 1-50). Common presentations included: screening/follow-up/social reasons (16.0%), injury (15.1%), diseases of the ear (14.9%), skin (13.8%), respiratory tract (13.4%), and infectious and parasitic diseases (9.8%). PAE and higher presentations rates were associated. Commonly associated socio-economic factors were household over-crowding, financial and food insecurity. Conclusion. Children in very remote Fitzroy Crossing communities have high rates of preventable ED presentations, especially those with PAE. Support for culturally appropriate preventative programs and improved access to primary health services need to be provided in remote Australia.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageenen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto11en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalGlobal Pediatric Healthen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume8en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic healthen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth geographyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEmergency medicineen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4206en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode440605en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode320207en_US
dc.titleEmergency Department Presentations by Children in Remote Australia: A Population-based Studyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationDossetor, PJ; Fitzpatrick, EFM; Glass, K; Douglas, K; Watkins, R; Oscar, J; Carter, M; Harley, D; Jeffery, HE; Elliott, EJ; Martiniuk, ALC, Emergency Department Presentations by Children in Remote Australia: A Population-based Study, Global Pediatric Health, 2021, 8, pp. 1-11en_US
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/en_US
dc.date.updated2021-10-22T00:42:25Z
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