Journal article

Pharmacotherapy in bronchiolitis at discharge from emergency departments within the Pediatric Emergency Research Networks: a retrospective analysis

Alisha Jamal, Yaron Finkelstein, Nathan Kuppermann, Stephen B Freedman, Todd A Florin, Franz E Babl, Stuart R Dalziel, Roger Zemek, Amy C Plint, Dale W Steele, David Schnadower, David W Johnson, Derek Stephens, Anupam Kharbanda, Damian Roland, Mark D Lyttle, Charles G Macias, Ricardo M Fernandes, Javier Benito, Suzanne Schuh

LANCET CHILD & ADOLESCENT HEALTH | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Clinical guidelines advise against pharmacotherapy in bronchiolitis. However, little is known about global variation in prescribing practices for bronchiolitis at discharge from emergency departments. We aimed to evaluate global variation in prescribing practice (ie, inhaled salbutamol, or oral or inhaled corticosteroids) for infants with bronchiolitis at discharge from emergency departments. METHODS: We did a planned secondary analysis of a multinational, retrospective cohort study of the Pediatric Emergency Research Networks. Previously healthy infants (aged <12 months) who were discharged with bronchiolitis between Jan 1 and Dec 31, 2013 from 38 emergency departments in Austra..

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