Volume 8, Number 3 (Autumn 2004)                   hmj 2004, 8(3): 139-144 | Back to browse issues page


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Hadi N, Hosseini S, Talei G. Referral system situation in hospitalized patients, Shiraz-2000. hmj. 2004; 8 (3) :139-144
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-324-en.html

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Introduction: Many people from different parts of the country become ill yearly. The process that patients follow to each medical service, confines the type of referral. This study is a review in referral method and efficacy of that in Fars province of Iran.
Methods: This study was performed cross-sectional on 4101 hospitalized patients in medical university hospitals in 2000. The information was collected from the patients monthly by face to face interview method and filling forms about: hospital, referral type, diagnosis, age, sex and residence. Statistical comparisons were made using Chi-Square and Z tests.
Results: 60% of patients were male and 40% were female. In sparing the number of patients was more than other seasons, surgery wards have more patients compared with others. 48% of patients were admitted in Nemazi hospital. 48% of patients were referral from other provinces and cities other than Shiraz and urban areas. 44% of patients referred by themselves. Trauma and poisoning were the dominant diagnosis among patients.
Conclusion: A high percentage of hospitalized patients were out of referral system. Increasing their information in this field and having referral form can reduce the number of patients that are admitted in Shiraz hospitals. Trauma center and emergency rooms need more attention because trauma was the dominant diagnosis among patients
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/10/27

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