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Resident parents and shorter hospital stay.
  1. M R Taylor,
  2. P O'Connor
  1. National Children's Hospital, Dublin.


    A total of 586 admissions for 12 medical conditions were reviewed. The stay of children accompanied by a resident parent was 31% shorter than those whose parents were not resident. Resident parents benefit the emotional well being of the child and increase hospital efficiency; accommodation for parents should therefore be an integral part of a unit admitting children.

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