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  1. A controlled intervention in reduction of redundant hospital days.

    Article - En anglais


    Inappropriate use of hospital services, in the form of unjustified hospital stay days (HSD), constitutes a major burden on a health budget.

    Reduction of unjustified HSD was achieved in a medical ward in a previous intervention study.


    A controlled intervention aimed at reducing unjustified hospital stay was performed on 155 paediatric inpatients and 248 controls, by applying pre-set criteria for hospitalization and comparing to results in previous studies.


    Unjustified stay was decreased from 32.6% to 14.8% on the study ward, and from 25.7% to 19.3% on the control ward.

    The children on both wards did not differ significantly in rates of subsequent out of hospital mortality, re-admission, and the subjective evaluation of health by their parents one month following discharge.


    This study demonstrates that despite the fact that the per cent of unjustified HSD on a paediatric ward is much lower than on medicine or surgery, a significant reduction in unjustified stay can be achieved by intervention programme.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Hôpital, Temps séjour, Utilisation, Service santé, Durée, Hospitalisation, Pédiatrie, Diminution, Evaluation, Homme, Israël, Asie, Adéquation

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital, Residence time, Use, Health service, Duration, Hospitalization, Pediatrics, Decrease, Evaluation, Human, Israel, Asia

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0317932

    Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 10/04/1997.