Burden of rotavirus hospitalisations in young children in three paediatric hospitals in the United States determined by active surveillance compared to standard indirect methods

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 05/04/2012

Many children admitted to the hospital with diarrhoea, vomiting or fever were not assigned discharge codes for acute gastroenteritis. Consequently, standard indirect methods missed a substantial number of rotavirus–associated hospitalisations, thereby underestimating the absolute number of children who could potentially benefit from vaccination.

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