The Gulf War: pediatric emergency room function.

Y. Ben-Nun*, H. Peled, H. Sagy, I. Berger, B. Wolach

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PURPOSE: To analyze the effects of war on the civilian population through patterns of medical service consumption in a pediatric emergency room. METHODOLOGY: A survey of variables related to use of emergency room services before, during, and after the Gulf War. RESULTS: There was a dramatic decrease in the number of visits during the war. During the war, there were fewer visits for URI, home accidents and intoxications; there were more visits for complaints such as headaches, restlessness, and tremors. CONCLUSIONS: Visits during the ware were more related to emergency situations with fewer visits of the walk-in clinic type.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)521-525
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric nursing
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1993


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