Hospital Admissions in Children Aged 3 Months to 5 Years Presenting With Fever to the Emergency Department

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified September 2010 by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
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Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01196793
First received: September 6, 2010
Last updated: September 7, 2010
Last verified: September 2010

September 6, 2010
September 7, 2010
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Hospital admission [ Time Frame: 7-10 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Hospital Admissions in Children Aged 3 Months to 5 Years Presenting With Fever to the Emergency Department
Evaluation of Medical and Non-medical Factors Associated With Admission of Children Aged 3 Months to 5 Years Presenting to the Urban Paediatric Emergency Department With Febrile Illness in the United Kingdom and in Switzerland

A significant number of children 0 to 5 years of age are seen in paediatric Accident & Emergency departments (A&E) with feverish illness. Most of these patients could safely be managed in a primary care setting, particularly with guidelines in place on how to optimally assess these children. Some patients, however, will require admission, either because of a potentially serious underlying disease or because of other factors, for example parental concern or difficulties in communication because of language barriers. An increase in the number of children attending A&E departments with feverish illness as well as a rise in the volume of admissions has been noted over time. To enable an appropriate adaptation of acute medical services for children an in depth understanding of the assessment and admission processes is crucial.

This study primarily aims to describe factors associated with hospitalisation of children aged 3 months to 5 years presenting with fever to an urban paediatric A&E departments by describing and analysing characteristics both of those patients admitted to hospital and those managed in the community. To complement this, information on the short-term healthcare utilization by families attending the emergency department because of feverish illness will be collected. The study will be carried out in one participating centre in Switzerland and the United Kingdom, respectively, to enable a head to head comparison of the assessment and admission practices in two European countries. The resulting data will be used as the basis for further research in this area and will provide information on how to optimally structure service provision in acute febrile childhood illness.

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Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Probability Sample

Children aged 3 months to 5 years presenting to an urban paediatric emergency department with fever

Fever
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febrile children, age 3 m to 5 y
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5600
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Child aged 3months to 5years
  • Temperature above or equal to 38°C measured by any method or reported hot by parents

Exclusion Criteria:

  • none
Both
3 Months to 5 Years
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Contact: Julia A Bielicki, MD 0041 79 8159239 julia.bielicki@cantab.net
Switzerland,   United Kingdom
 
NCT01196793
SMH 24062010 V1 4
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Ms Lucy Parker, Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
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Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
September 2010

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