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Shah MP, Tate JE, Steiner CA
AHRQ Author: Steiner CA
Decline in emergency department visits for acute gastroenteritis among children in 10 US states after implementation of rotavirus vaccination, 2003-2013.
The researchers compared the rates of gastroenteritis- and rotavirus-coded ED visits among children <5 years of age in pre-rotavirus vaccine (2003 to 2006) with those in postvaccine (2008-2013) years; 2007 was excluded as a transition year They concluded that. ED visits for gastroenteritis in US children have declined since the introduction of rotavirus vaccine.
Citation: Shah MP, Tate JE, Steiner CA . Decline in emergency department visits for acute gastroenteritis among children in 10 US states after implementation of rotavirus vaccination, 2003-2013. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2016 Jul;35(7):782-6. doi: 10.1097/inf.0000000000001175.
Keywords: Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Children/Adolescents, Vaccination, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Digestive Disease and Health