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Akutte henvendelser til en gynaekologisk afdeling. Behandlingsbehov og undersøgelsesregi

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Emergency room contacts serviced by the Dept. of Gynaecology at Copenhagen County Hospital, Glostrup, are increasing in number. During a 12-week period we conducted a prospective survey of these contacts using a structured questionnaire. Subsequently and based on case sheets a specialist evaluated the relevance of each contact. We found that nine out of ten contacts presented problems relevant to gynaecology; of these one half presented problems in early pregnancy. In 81.7% of all contacts it was found that care could safely have been postponed to daytime hours. Compared to daytime activity the emergency room patient experienced a longer waiting and treatment time, and patients were more often cared for by a junior gynaecological physician without supervision. We concluded that a majority of emergency room calls serviced by our gynaecological department could safely be referred to daytime hours with advantages for both patients and physicians in training.
OriginalsprogDansk
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Vol/bind162
Udgave nummer32
Sider (fra-til)4268-71
Antal sider4
ISSN0041-5782
StatusUdgivet - 2000

    Forskningsområder

  • Denmark, Emergency Service, Hospital, Female, Genital Diseases, Female, Humans, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Hospital, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Prospective Studies, Quality Assurance, Health Care, Questionnaires, Referral and Consultation

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