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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1988;21(1):136-142.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1988.21.1.136   
An Evaluation of the Pediatric Operating Rooms and Pediatric Surgical Patients in Children's Hospital Seoul National University .
Seong Deok Kim, Yong Chul Kim, Young Kyun Chung
1Department of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Anesthesiology, Eunyang Donghang Hospital, Korea.
A retrospective analysis was performed on 3,285 pediatric surgical patients in 8 operating rooms, at Children's Hospital, Seoul National University from February 1, 1986 to December 31, 1986. The results can be summarized as follows: 1) Departmental distribution of patients; Pediatric surgery 29%, thoracic surgery 20%, plastic surgery and ENT 10%, respectively. 2) Age distribution; Younger than 1yr 17%, preschool (2~5yr) 43%, 6~10 yr 26%, older than 10 yr 14%. 3) Male to female ration; 62%:38%. 4) Elective and emergency surgeries comprised 91.3% and 8.7%, respectively. Emergency pediatric surgery was the highest in number (15.5% of all pediatric surgeries). The average number of daily elective surgeries was 19.2. 5) Pediatric operating room utilization rates; neurosurgery 78.4%, urology 77.8%, thoracic surgery 72.4%, etc. 6) Primary anesthetics; General inhalation anesthesia was administered to 97.4% of all pediatric surgical patients.
Key Words: Pediatric operating rooms; Utilization rates
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