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Title: Appropriateness of hospital admissions in general hospitals in Egypt
Authors: Al Tehewy, M.
Shehad, E.
Al Gaafary, M.
Al Houssiny, M.
Nabih, D.
Salem, B.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: We measured the rate of inappropriate admissions, and associated factors, in 3 general hospitals in Egypt. A total of 1191 admissions were reviewed using the Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol for adult patients and the Pediatric Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol for paediatric patients. Inappropriate admissions were 66.3% and 78.9% of admissions in the surgery departments of 2 hospitals compared with 1.9% in the 3rd hospital that followed a specific admission protocol for elective surgery. The paediatrics department had the lowest rates of inappropriate admissions in all hospitals [0%, 1.0% and 1.9%]. On logistic regression analysis, the route of admission was the only factor significantly associated with inappropriate admissions in the departments of surgery, obstetrics/gynaecology and internal medicine
Description: 1126-1134
Keywords: Patient Admission
Hospitals, General
Health Expenditures
Subject: Hospitalization
ISSN: 1020-3397
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