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The recent paper by Gill et al 1 adds further weight to the belief that more can be done to prevent children with acute illnesses being admitted to hospital. They report a year-on-year rise in admissions to hospital, generally made up of young infants with short-lived episodes. This information is vital as health services, commissioners and governments must have up-to-date data on the trends in the use of the services by …
Contributors DR conceived the original idea, MWS collated and formatted the data and FD revised and amended the final draft in conjunction with DR.
Funding College of Emergency Medicine and East Midlands Health Innovation and Education Cluster.
Competing interests None.
Ethics approval The Paediatrc Observation Priority Score study has ethical approval from the Nothingham 2 NRES committee (11/EM/0351).
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
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