Journal Article

News from the regions - newsletter from Chad. Assessment of hospital morbidity, mortality, and cost-effectiveness of a nutritional program for children under 5 years of age in Pala, Chad

F Parent and Y Coppieters

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 46, issue 4, pages 252-254
Published in print August 2000 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online August 2000 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/46.4.252
News from the regions - newsletter from Chad. Assessment of hospital morbidity, mortality, and cost-effectiveness of a nutritional program for children under 5 years of age in Pala, Chad

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This paper analyses the effectiveness of case management at referral level for malnourished sick children in a rural district health system in the South of Chad (Pala district). The methodology followed was based on a cohort study of malnourished children as well as a cost-effective analysis of alternative options for nutritional rehabilitation strategies. Results show that effective case management at hospital level is possible with few resources as long as the nutritional rehabilitation programme is implemented on an integrated basis including early diagnosis of malnutrition for all children admitted to hospital and not to wait for a normal weight-for-height but discharge when the hospital is no longer the best place to avoid further mortality.

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Subjects: Paediatrics

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