A comparison of paediatric and adult infectious diseases consultations in Australia and New Zealand

C Blyth, Tony Walls, A CHENG, R. J Murray, D Fisher, P Ingram, Joshua Davis, Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Network, Australian New Zealand Paediatric Infectious Diseases Research Network.

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    Abstract

    The objective of this paper is to describe paediatric infectious diseases consultations across Australia and New Zealand. We surveyed infectious diseases physicians at 51 hospitals over a period of 2 weeks in 2012. Compared with adult consults, paediatric consults were more frequently received from general paediatricians/physicians and intensive care, yet less frequently from surgeons and emergency. Respiratory, skin/soft tissue and bone/joint infections were the most frequent consultations in children. These data demonstrate the breadth of formal infectious diseases consults in children. Differences between paediatric and infectious diseases consultations need to be considered when planning both paediatric and adult physician training and future curriculum development.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1589-1592
    Number of pages4
    JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
    Volume34
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015

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    Blyth, C., Walls, T., CHENG, A., Murray, R. J., Fisher, D., Ingram, P., Davis, J., Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Network, & Australian New Zealand Paediatric Infectious Diseases Research Network. (2015). A comparison of paediatric and adult infectious diseases consultations in Australia and New Zealand. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 34(8), 1589-1592. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10096-015-2391-0