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Trends in hospital admission rates for whooping cough in England across five decades: database studies.

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OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to report on trends in hospitalisation rates for pertussis in England from the 1960s to 2011; and to provide context for the recent unexpected activity of Bordetella pertussis in the UK. DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of English national Hospital Episode Statistics (HES, 1968-2011) and the Oxford Record Linkage Study (ORLS, 1963-2011) for people admitted to hospital with whooping cough. SETTING: England and the Oxford Record Linkage Study area. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:...

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10.1177/0141076813519439

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Publisher:
Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd
Journal:
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
Volume:
107
Issue:
4
Pages:
157-162
Publication date:
2014-04-05
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EISSN:
1758-1095
ISSN:
0141-0768
URN:
uuid:b8a03eef-94dc-434b-9efb-a866907daa60
Source identifiers:
449330
Local pid:
pubs:449330

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