Large decrease in paediatric hospitalisations during the COVID-19 outbreak in Japan.
|アブストラクト||We evaluated the nationwide trends in paediatric hospitalisations including non-emergency hospitalisations during the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan. Using inpatient data from 272 acute-care hospitals covering 12.4% of total hospitalisations of all ages, we analysed the number of hospitalisations of children (aged 1-17 years) for weeks 9-21 of 2020 (during the outbreak) versus 2017-2019. Hospitalisation decreased during the outbreak by 38.4% (adjusted incidence rate ratio, 0.60; 95% CI, 0.53 to 0.69). There were reductions in communicable diseases and trauma, possibly through non-pharmaceutical interventions, but not in appendicitis. This study highlights the potential importance of reallocating paediatric care resources during the pandemic.|
|投稿者||Sano, Kazuaki; Nakamura, Masaki; Ninomiya, Hideki; Kobayashi, Yasuki; Miyawaki, Atsushi|
|ジャーナル名||BMJ paediatrics open|
|組織名||Department of Public Health, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of;Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan.;Medical Data Vision Co., Ltd, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan.;Department of Health Policy and Management, Keio University, Minato-ku, Tokyo,;Japan.;Datack, Inc, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan.|