To test the hypothesis that children and young people with neurological conditions who missed outpatient appointments have more emergency inpatient admissions and Accident and Emergency centre (A&E) visits than those who missed none.
Retrospective cohort of individuals aged up to 19 years with neurological conditions, identified from routine hospital data in England, UK from April...
AimPrevious studies suggest a higher prevalence of neurological disease within certain ethnic communities, but have not specifically considered neuromuscular diseases (NMDs). The aim of this study was to calculate the prevalence and relationship of NMDs to ethnicity and deprivation status.
MethodWe undertook a retrospective case‐note review of those younger than 16 years with a confirmed diagnosis...
Palliative care services in England lack data on the number of children with ‘life limiting conditions’ (LLCs). Recent research determined that the prevalence of LLCs in children in England was double previous estimates. We build on this by analysing time-trends in the prevalence of LLCs by small area deprivation and geodemographic area types. Prevalence is highest for children aged less than one...
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