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We admit pregnant teenagers for nonpregnancy-related medical problems
such as asthma, and have the OB people next door consult. For threatened
AB's, etc., we transfer them from the ED.
 
 
Jim Chamberlain
Emergency Department
Children's Hospital
111 Michigan Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 884-3253 OFC
(202) 884-3573 FAX
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On Mon, 11 Mar 1996, Frank J. Cunningham wrote:
 
>         I work in a general emergency department seeing annual volume of 17,000
> children each year. Our definition of a pediatric patient is any patient under
> 18 years of age. Recently, we have had a few instances of pregnant teenagers
> requiring admission for non-pregnancy related problems. The debate ensued
> regarding where the patient should be admitted. I was wondering what policies
> exist at other institutions - both chlidren's hospitals and general hospitals
> with a decent pediatric volume like ours.
>
> Thank you,
>         Frank Cunningham, M.D,
>         Director, Division of Emergency Pediatrics
>         Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
>
> The URL for the PED-EM-L Web Page is:
>   http://www.brown.edu/Administration/Emergency_Medicine/ped-em-l.html
>
 
The URL for the PED-EM-L Web Page is:
  http://www.brown.edu/Administration/Emergency_Medicine/ped-em-l.html