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Observational cohort study with internal and external validation of a predictive tool for identification of children in need of hospital admission from the emergency department: the Paediatric Admission Guidance in the Emergency Department (PAGE) score
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    PAGE: Paediatric Admission Guidance in the Emergency Department
    • Israa S Al Musawi, Medical Officer, Emergency Depratment Oman Health Ministry hospital
    • Other Contributors:
      • Sadiq Hussain, Research visiting professor

    We read with interest the assessment tool given the acronym PAGE: Paediatric Admission Guidance in the Emergency Department.

    This PAGE study is of particular importance in emergency departments
    in a hospital ( for instance in Oman ) where pediatrics is not amongst a hospital specialities.

    Further development of PAGE may answer a recent call to improve the Emergency Department (ED) response to children injuries in Oman.

    doi: 10.1136/bmjpo-2018-000310

    A recent retrospective review of ED trauma registers in Oman also found, first, high children injuries incidence of falls, home injuries and burns.
    Second, suggests future work for age-targeted interventions to better respond to children injury events .

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    None declared.