Outpatient information was collected during 8 consecutive months from three different practice plans and analyzed for trends in diagnostic problems.
At the time of patient contact, 1,635 patient visits were documented.
The data were obtained from government clinics, a capitated contract setting, and a fee-for-service private clinic.
Headache, epilepsy, and developmental delay were the most common diagnoses in all three settings.
Cerebral palsy had a relatively low incidence.
The types of complaints are clearly different depending on the practice setting.
The factors responsible for these patterns are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Céphalée, Epilepsie, Infirmité motrice cérébrale, Malformation, Floride, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Diagnostic, Epidémiologie, Enfant, Homme, Douleur, Système nerveux pathologie, Trouble neurologique, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Headache, Epilepsy, Cerebral palsy, Malformation, Florida, United States, North America, America, Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Child, Human, Pain, Nervous system diseases, Neurological disorder, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0012644
Code Inist : 002B17A01. Création : 31/05/1999.