Introduction In this analysis we used BEACH (Bettering the Evaluation and
Care of Health) encounters with children aged 0–14 years from
January 2008 to December 2009. Croup was managed 276 times
during that period (at 1.2% of 23 016 encounters with children in
this age group). This suggests that croup is managed in general
practice about 154 000 times per year nationally.
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