Recruited parents summary data | |

Fathers | 2 (13%) |

Mothers | 13 (87%) |

Median time to interview | 55 days (range 13–95) |

Median length of stay | 2 nights (range 0–5) |

Consent route | Emergency department, n=5 |

Ward, n=6 | |

After discharge, n=4 | |

Final diagnosis | Viral illness, n=7 |

Group A streptococcus, n=5 | |

Pneumonia, n=1 | |

Febrile convulsion, n=1 | |

Reactive arthritis, n=1 |