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Emergency department use by paediatric patients in Lombardy Region, Italy: a population study
  1. Benedetta Riva1,2,
  2. Antonio Clavenna1,
  3. Massimo Cartabia1,
  4. Angela Bortolotti3,
  5. Ida Fortino3,
  6. Luca Merlino3,
  7. Andrea Biondi2,
  8. Maurizio Bonati1
  1. 1 Department of Public Health, Laboratory for Mother and Child Health, IRCCS Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche ‘Mario Negri’, Milan, Italy
  2. 2 Department of Pediatrics, Hospital S. Gerardo/Fondazione MBBM, University of Milano-Bicocca, Monza, Italy
  3. 3 Regional Health Ministry, Lombardy Region, Milan, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Antonio Clavenna; antonio.clavenna{at}marionegri.it

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  • Contributors All the authors contributed equally to the design of the study. BR was involved in planning the data analysis and wrote the first draft of the manuscript. AC contributed in planning the data analysis and in writing the manuscript. MC undertook the statistical analysis. AngB, IF and LM were involved in data collection and management. AC, AndB and MB supervised the study. All authors contributed to and have approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding The study was funded by the Lombardy Region (EPIFARM Project).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors All the authors contributed equally to the design of the study. BR was involved in planning the data analysis and wrote the first draft of the manuscript. AC contributed in planning the data analysis and in writing the manuscript. MC undertook the statistical analysis. AngB, IF and LM were involved in data collection and management. AC, AndB and MB supervised the study. All authors contributed to and have approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding The study was funded by the Lombardy Region (EPIFARM Project).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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