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Respiratory Syncytial Virus-Associated Hospital Admissions in Children Younger Than 5 Years in 7 European Countries Using Routinely Collected Datasets

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BACKGROUND: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a leading cause of respiratory tract infection (RTI) in young children. Registries provide opportunities to explore RSV epidemiology and burden.

METHODS: We explored routinely collected hospital data on RSV in children aged < 5 years in 7 European countries. We compare RSV-associated admission rates, age, seasonality, and time trends between countries.

RESULTS: We found similar age distributions of RSV-associated hospital admissions in each country, with the highest burden in children < 1 years old and peak at age 1 month. Average annual rates of RTI admission were 41.3-112.0 per 1000 children aged < 1 year and 8.6-22.3 per 1000 children aged < 1 year. In children aged < 5 years, 57%-72% of RTI admissions with specified causal pathogen were coded as RSV, with 62%-87% of pathogen-coded admissions in children < 1 year coded as RSV.

CONCLUSIONS: Our results demonstrate the benefits and limitations of using linked routinely collected data to explore epidemiology and burden of RSV. Our future work will use these data to generate estimates of RSV burden using time-series modelling methodology, to inform policymaking and regulatory decisions regarding RSV immunization strategy and monitor the impact of future vaccines.

Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Journal of infectious diseases
Volume222
Issue numberSupplement_7
Pages (from-to)S599-S605
ISSN0022-1899
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Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2020

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  • Europe, hospital admissions, national registry data, respiratory syncytial virus, RSV

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