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Oral Ondansetron Administration in Emergency Departments to Children with Gastroenteritis: An Economic Analysis

  • Stephen B. Freedman mail,

    stephen.freedman@sickkids.ca

    Affiliations: Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, The University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Michael J. Steiner,

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, The University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Kevin J. Chan

    Affiliations: Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, The University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Munk Centre for Global Studies, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Published: October 12, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000350

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Accuracy of costs?

Posted by abakhru on 13 Oct 2010 at 01:53 GMT

the SEDD
http://plosmedicine.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.1000350#article1.body1.sec2.sec4.p4

How accurate is the SEDD? It's the average cost of an ED visit in the US, correct? If so, it's likely to be much, much higher than the average cost of an ED visit for IV hydration. Not sure if this $700 dollar or so cost is correct. Any evidence on accuracy for pediatric non-emergent ED visits?

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