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Asthma length of stay in hospitals in London 2001-2006: demographic, diagnostic and temporal factors

Soyiri, Ireneous N.; Reidpath, Daniel D.; Sarran, Christophe

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Daniel D. Reidpath

Christophe Sarran



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Marco Idzko
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Abstract

Asthma is a condition of significant public health concern associated with morbidity, mortality and healthcare utilisation. This study identifies key determinants of length of stay (LOS) associated with asthma-related hospital admissions in London, and further explores their effects on individuals. Subjects were primarily diagnosed and admitted for asthma in London between 1 st January 2001 and 31 st December 2006. All repeated admissions were treated uniquely as independent cases. Negative binomial regression was used to model the effect(s) of demographic, temporal and diagnostic factors on the LOS, taking into account the cluster effect of each patient's hospital attendance in London. The median and mean asthma LOS over the period of study were 2 and 3 days respectively. Admissions increased over the years from 8,308 (2001) to 10,554 (2006), but LOS consistently declined within the same period. Younger individuals were more likely to be admitted than the elderly, but the latter significantly had higher LOS (p

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 2, 2011
Journal PLoS ONE
Print ISSN 1932-6203
Electronic ISSN 1932-6203
Publisher Public Library of Science
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Issue 11
Article Number e27184
APA6 Citation Soyiri, I. N., Reidpath, D. D., & Sarran, C. (2011). Asthma length of stay in hospitals in London 2001-2006: demographic, diagnostic and temporal factors. PloS one, 6(11), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0027184
DOI https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0027184
Keywords General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology; General Agricultural and Biological Sciences; General Medicine
Publisher URL https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0027184
Additional Information Copyright: © 2011 Soyiri et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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Copyright: © 2011 Soyiri et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.





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