Disease Profile Among Children Admitted in a Tertiary Care Hospital

Authors

  • Didarul Alam Department of Paediatrics, Bangabandhu Memorial Hospital Chattogram, Bangladesh
  • Shanjana Islam Department of Paediatrics, Bangabandhu Memorial Hospital Chattogram, Bangladesh
  • Bidhan Roy Department of Paediatrics, Bangabandhu Memorial Hospital Chattogram, Bangladesh
  • - Md Shahid Department of Paediatrics, Bangabandhu Memorial Hospital Chattogram, Bangladesh
  • Tarun Kumar Roy Department of Paediatrics, Bangabandhu Memorial Hospital Chattogram, Bangladesh
  • Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Department of Paediatrics, Upazila Health Complex Kutubdia, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v18i1.42130

Keywords:

Disease; Mortality; Bangabandhu Memorial Hospital

Abstract

Background: An understanding of epidemiological trend in hospital admissions, including diseases and death pattern, is critical for health care planning, appropriate resource allocation & improving existing services facilities. To evaluate the disease and death pattern of children admitted in the Department of Child Health, Bangubandhu Memorial Hospital. Chattogram.

Materials and methods: This was a retrospective study. The case records of all patients admitted in the Department of Child Health from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2016 were analyzed.

Results: Total 3560 children were admitted during this study period. All the patients were distributed into three age groups. Infant, under five and more than five age groups constitute 35%, 33% and 32% respectively. Acute watery diarrhea (33%) bronchiolitis (21%) Bronchopneumonia (10.5%) hereditary hemolytic anemia (9%) and Enteric fever (4.3%) were the five top disease in two years of admission. Among them total 12 (0.34%) patient died. Highest case fatality rate was found in bronchopneumonia (75%). Other common causes of death include meningitis (17%) and heart failure (8.5%). Patient came from urban area was 63% and 37% came from rural area.

Conclusion: Admission related findings of this study will help to evaluate the disease pattern of a hospital and planning for more effective case-management strategies.

Chatt Maa Shi Hosp Med Coll J; Vol.18 (1); Jan 2019; Page 31-35

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Published

2019-07-10

How to Cite

Alam, D., Islam, S., Roy, B., Md Shahid, .-., Roy, T. K., & Rahman, S. M. (2019). Disease Profile Among Children Admitted in a Tertiary Care Hospital. Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College Journal, 18(1), 31–35. https://doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v18i1.42130

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