Table 2

Summary data (parents)

Recruited parents summary data
Fathers2 (13%)
Mothers13 (87%)
Median time to interview55 days (range 13–95)
Median length of stay2 nights (range 0–5)
Consent routeEmergency department, n=5
Ward, n=6
After discharge, n=4
Final diagnosisViral illness, n=7
Group A streptococcus, n=5
Pneumonia, n=1
Febrile convulsion, n=1
Reactive arthritis, n=1