Out-of-hospital deaths among children during COVID-19 pandemic: indicator of collateral damage?

Heini M Harve-Rytsälä, Laura V Puhakka, Markku Kuisma, Mikael Kuitunen, Jelena Oulasvirta, Heli Salmi

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Sammanfattning

We aimed to investigate the out-of-hospital mortality, and the actual prevalence of COVID-19 in children requiring paediatric emergency department (ED) care for infectious symptoms. There were four emergency medical services (EMS) responses concerning children (age 0–15 years) leading to death on-scene in 2 months during the pandemic, and eight during the previous 12 months in the Helsinki University Hospital area, although the number of EMS missions decreased by 18%. The prevalence of COVID-19 in children contacting a paediatric ED for any infectious symptoms during the epidemic peak was only 2.7%.
Originalspråkengelska
Artikelnummere000763
TidskriftBMJ Paediatrics Open
Volym4
Utgåva1
Antal sidor2
ISSN2399-9772
DOI
StatusPublicerad - aug 2020
MoE-publikationstypB1 Artikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift

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