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Aust Clin Rev. 1991;11(4):123-31.

The appropriateness evaluation protocol: application in an Australian children's hospital.

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Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, Western Australia.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The study was undertaken to evaluate the use of the Paediatric Evaluation Protocol (PAEP) in the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Western Australia. A random sample of 557 patient records was reviewed using the United States Paediatric Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol (AEP).

RESULTS:

Thirteen per cent of admissions and 10% of days of stay may have been medically inappropriate in the year of study. The PAEP is a useful tool for utilization review in children's hospitals in Australia and may with benefit be modified.

PMID:
1804070
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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