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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1989;22(6):854-859.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1989.22.6.854   
An Evaluation of 12,212 Pediatric Surgical Patients .
Seong Deok Kim, Seo Guang Jo, Seung Woon Lim
Department of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
A retrospective analyis was performed on 12,212 pediatric patients who had received operations from 1986 to 1988 in eight operating rooms, Seoul National University Childrens Hospital (SNUCH). The average distribution of the patient by department in descending order was pediatric surgery 24%, cardiothoracic surgery 17%, orthopedic surgery 16%, otolaryngology 13%, plastic surgery 11%, ophthalmology 10%, urology 8%, neurosurgery 3% and others 0.2%. Ophthalmology and urology share one operating room each other, why they have some limitations in performing operations. Total number of operations showed increasing tendency; 3,285 in 1986, 4,185 in 1987 and 4,742 in 1988, which were 27.4% increase in 1987 and 13.3% increase in 1988, compared with the previous year. The average age distribution in descending order was 42% in group between 2 and 5 years, 29% in group between 6 and 10 years, 13% in group between 1 month and 1 year, and over 10 years respectively and 3% in group under 1 month. The male to female ratio was 62% to 38%. Elective and emergency surgeries comprised 92.6% and 7.4%, respectively. Emergency pediatric surgery was the highest in number (16.4% of all surgeries and 48.9% of all emergency surgeries performed in the pediatric operating rooms). Pediatric operating room utility ratios for each departments increased year by year, especially utility ratios for ophthalmology and orthopedic surgery were 118% and 115%, respectively. The number of patients supported by medical insurance showed also increasing tendency; 72.5% in 1986, 74.1% in 1987 and 80.8% in 1988.
Key Words: Retrospective analysis; Pediatric surgical patients


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