|Title:||Who uses the emergency room services?|
Al Samadi, I.
|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|
|Subject:||Emergency Service, Hospital|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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