Demographic characteristics of patients in a state hospital emergency service: meta-analysis of 2011
Kenan Ahmet Türkdoğan 1 * , Mücahit Kapcı, Orhan Akpınar, Ali Duman, Gülçin Bacakoğlu, Figen Tunalı Türkdoğan, Mustafa Karabacak, Şevki hakan Eren, Abuzer Coşkun
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1 Isparta Devlet Hastanesi Acil Servisi 32040 Isparta, Turkey* Corresponding Author


Objective: The examination and treatment modalities should be measurable for improve the service quality of emergency service. This may be possible with the data collection system which is comprehensive and world-wide known. The aim of this study is to investigate the demographical features of patients who admitted to our service by computer based patient recording system and create a better service quality in the view of these data.
Methods: Registered 115,185 patients were included whom admitted to our service between January 2011 and December 2011. The demographic characteristics, symptoms, triage distributions, the average length of stay, consultation rates, hospital admission forms, hospitalization and discharge rates were classified according to the International Classification of Diseases-10 (ICD-10).
Results: The mean age of patients was 38.70±19.92 years and 44.8% of the patients were male. Triage categories of the patients in category red, yellow and green 5.5%, 53.1%, 41.4%, respectively. Patients older than 65 years old were 14,643 (12.7%). Most common presentation day was Monday and the time period was between 20 p.m. and 24 p.m. The mean length of emergency service stay was 47 minutes, consultation and admission rates were 8.5% and 3.2%, respectively. 1,876 patients of older than 65 years old were admitted to the services.
Conclusions: Emergency service admission registrations should be stored and analyzed by using the digital and sharable systems to serving a better qualified service in emergency services which provides continued service step to health care. This will allow the national standardization and determine the international location.


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Article Type: Research Article

J Clin Exp Invest, Volume 4, Issue 3, September 2013, 274-278

Publication date: 12 Sep 2013

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