volume 4, issue 2, Pe2037227 2021
DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.37227
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Jonathan H. Pelletier, Jaskaran Rakkar, Alicia K. Au, Dana Fuhrman, Robert S. B. Clark, Christopher M. Horvat

Abstract: IMPORTANCE In early 2020, the United States declared a public health emergency in response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and implemented a variety of social distancing measures. The association between the COVID-19 pandemic and the number of pediatric admissions is unclear. OBJECTIVE To determine the changes in patterns of pediatric admissions in 2020 compared with the prior decade. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS This cross-sectional study included 49 US hospitals contributing to the Pediatric Heal…

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