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Paediatric accident & emergency short-stay ward: a 1-year audit.
  1. T F Beattie,
  2. P A Moir
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital.


    A short-stay ward attached to the accident and emergency (A&E) department has opened recently. The development of this ward is described together with its operation over a 1-year period. Head injuries were the commonest reason for admission. Only 7% of children stayed longer than anticipated or were considered inappropriate admissions.

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