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ANALYSIS OF EPIDEMIOLOGICAL AND HEALTH-ECONOMIC INDICATORS IN CASE OF CHILDREN OCULAR TRAUMA

Laurentiu Stupariu, Ionela Maniu and George Constantin Maniu
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Laurentiu Stupariu: “Lucian Blaga” University, Sibiu, Romania
Ionela Maniu: Research and Telemedicine Center in Neurological Diseases in Children, Pediatric Clinical Hospital Sibiu; “Lucian Blaga” University, Sibiu, Romania
George Constantin Maniu: “Lucian Blaga” University, Sibiu, Romania

SEA - Practical Application of Science, 2017, issue 15, 477-482

Abstract: Analysis of epidemiological and health-economic indicators on ocular trauma involving children is important for developing targeted managerial, medical and educational strategies of health care providers and patients in order to reduce incidence and severity of pediatric ocular trauma. We analysed data collected from 29 children with ocular trauma from Emergency Hospital of Sibiu, between 2008-2016. For this children with closed globe injury it took an average of 7 days of hospitalization (IQR: (5; 9.5)), with a cost per day of hospitalization on average of 127 RON (IQR: (103; 136)), respectively a total hospitalization cost on average 856 RON (IQR: (529; 998)), with no significant gender or area differences. It took a slightly larger number of hospitalization days in the following situations: (1) in the case of mixed trauma compared to lamellar lacerations or contusions; (2) if the affected area was zone III compared to the other two areas (zone I and zone II); (3) where the visual acuity at admission was less than 1/6(0.16) compared to cases with visual acuity greater than 1/6(0.16); (4) in patients with hypertension at admission compared to those with normal tension or hypotension.

Keywords: Ocular trauma; Pediatric; Health-economic indicators; Hospitalization days; Epidemiology (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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