Table 4

Reasons for referrals to the assessment unit and admission

ReasonsAssessment unitInpatients
Episodes%Episodes%
Upper respiratory tract infection51206211.2
Lower respiratory tract infection14531.1
Seizures associated with infection38159720.9
Gastroenteritis/constipation4517.64610
Infection (unspecified viral)3714.2347.3
Urinary tract infection208102.3
Feeding/gastrostomy/gastro-oesophageal reflux155.8112.5
Infection of shunt/gastrostomy/tracheostomy/port239286.1
Sleep disorders93.6143
Others72.6132.8
    Accidents at home, near drowning
    Hypoglycaemia, behavioural problems
    Paraphimosis, urinary retention
    Hypothermia, asthma, menorrhagia
No identifiable problem114.2122.8
Total256100466100