Appropriateness of hospital admissions in general hospitals in Egypt
AbstractWe 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
Al Tehewy, M., Shehad, E., Al Gaafary, M., Al Houssiny, M., Nabih, D. et al. (2009). Appropriateness of hospital admissions in general hospitals in Egypt. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117742
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (5), 1126-1134, 2009
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