Why are new patients coming to the eye clinic ? An analysis of the relative frequencies of ophthalmic disease amongst new patients attending hospital eye clinics in two separate locations.
We have analysed 64 417 patient-attendances by 56 409 patients to a dedicated ophthalmic new patient service to assess the demographic and epidemiological parameters of this population.
Forty-three point five per cent were male and 56.5% female.
Nine per cent of patients were under 16 years of age while 27.5% were over 70 years.
Comparison of patients attending an outreach new patient clinic with that at the main hospital showed that a higher proportion of patients under 16 years were seen at the outreach clinic (p<0.001), whereas the main clinic saw a higher proportion of patients in the 16-69 year age group (p<0.001).
Mots-clés Pascal : Consultation, Clinique, Oeil, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Diagnostic, Epidémiologie, Démographie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Consultation, Clinic, Eye, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Demography, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0051597
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 14/05/1998.