Sixth male patients with erectile dysfunction were invited with their partners to attend an assessment interview in a psychosexual clinic-93% (56) attended.
This high attendance rate may reflect the clinic's screening procedure.
Seventy-seven percent (43) were married.
However, of the married group, 32.5% (14) attended alone.
Although GPs were the main referral source (62.5%), the urology service referred 28.5% (16), pointing to an important local centre of assessment of erectile difficulties.
A full assessment, formulation and advice enabled 40% of the patients to be discharged after the first interview without referral to any other speciality ; this proved to be a low-cost service.
Combination of a screening procedure with an assessment interview was significantly better than either one on its own in terms of attendance rate, discharge rate after just one interview and cost-efficiency.
Mots-clés Pascal : Audit, Qualité, Soin, Diagnostic, Traitement, Orientation, Milieu hospitalier, Organisation santé, Mâle, Homme, Impuissance, Appareil génital mâle pathologie, Erection pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Audit, Quality, Care, Diagnosis, Treatment, Orientation, Hospital environment, Public health organization, Male, Human, Impotence, Male genital diseases, Erection disorders
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0281851
Code Inist : 002B18C02. Création : 01/03/1996.