Journal article

Assessing the appropriateness of the management of gastro-oesophageal reflux in Australian children: a population-based sample survey

Gaston Arnolda, Harriet Hiscock, David Moore, Glen Farrow, Peter D Hibbert, Louise K Wiles, Hseun P Ting, Charlotte J Molloy, Meagan Warwick, Jeffrey Braithwaite



Gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) is a common physiological state in infants and young children, with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) its pathological manifestation. Management of GOR/GORD requires elimination of possible underlying causes, parental reassurance, modification of feeding and symptom mitigation, monitoring, and referral to paediatricians if warning signs are present. Published clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) seek to support clinicians and improve management. This study aimed to measure the proportion of Australian GOR/GORD paediatric care that was in line with CPG recommendations. National and international CPGs for GOR/GORD were systematically identified and candida..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research

Funding Acknowledgements

The CareTrack Kids study was funded by an Australian National Health and Medical Research partnership Grant (APP1065898), with contributions by the National Health and Medical Research Council, Bupa Health Foundation, Sydney Children's Hospital Network, New South Wales Kids and Families, Children's Health Queensland, and the South Australian Department of Health (SA Health). The funders had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.