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Pediatric Hospitalizations from Immigration Detention in Texas, 2015-2018.

Nwadiuko J, Fredricks K, Polk S, Shah S, Long JA, Diaz C, Mitra N, Yun K. Pediatric Hospitalizations from Immigration Detention in Texas, 2015-2018. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2021 Dec 28.

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Although there are concerns regarding children''s health in immigration detention, there are little data regarding hospitalizations in this population. Using 2015-2018 Texas inpatient data, we identified 95 hospitalizations of children in detention and found that most (60%) were driven by infectious causes, and that 37% of these children were admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) or intermediate ICU.

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