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Evid Based Nurs 2:113 doi:10.1136/ebn.2.4.113
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A structured discharge package given by a nurse reduced hospital readmission in children with asthma

Structured discharge package v no package for acute asthma in children*

Outcomes at 6 months Structured discharge No package RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*GP=general practitioner. Other abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Hospital readmission 15% 38% 60% (29 to 78) 5 (3 to 12)
Hospital reattendance 8% 39% 81% (58 to 91) 4 (3 to 6)
GP consultation 40% 94% 57% (45 to 68) 2 (2 to 3)

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