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Title: Who uses the emergency room services?
Authors: Abdallat, A.M.
Al Samadi, I.
Abbadi, M.D.
Issue Date: 2000
Language: English
Abstract: This study aimed to clarify whether patients attending an emergency room generally had non-urgent problems. A study was made of 2841 patients attending the emergency room of Prince Zaid Ben Al-Hussein military hospital [south Jordan] over a 1-month period using data from the registration book. Patients were classified into four classes of urgency [life-threatening, urgent, non-urgent, trivial]. The attendees were mainly children [26.4%]. The admission rate was 3.2% and non-urgent conditions accounted for 91% of cases. Much of the use of emergency services was found to be inappropriate, a situation which should be changed
Description: 1126-1129
Keywords: Hospitals, Military
Subject: Emergency Service, Hospital
ISSN: 1020-3397
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