Observation units: the role of an outpatient extended treatment site in pediatric care

Pediatr Emerg Care. 1998 Dec;14(6):444-7. doi: 10.1097/00006565-199812000-00019.


This article explores the role of extended outpatient treatment in pediatric care, presents important considerations when planning and implementing an outpatient extended treatment site (OETS), discusses operations of a recently opened unit, and examines the research and teaching potential of an OETS.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Connecticut
  • Hospital Units / organization & administration*
  • Hospital Units / statistics & numerical data
  • Hospitals, Pediatric
  • Humans
  • Length of Stay
  • Observation*
  • Outpatients
  • Patient Admission
  • Pediatrics / organization & administration*