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  1. Pattern of adult medical admissions to a general hospital in Yemen.

    Article - En anglais


    A retrospective analysis of the medical records of adult admissions in the medical ward in one year.


    The medical records of all the adult admissions in the medical ward of Saudi Hospital at Hajjah were reviewed in one year.

    The data obtained included age, sex, nationality, clinical diagnosis, dates of admission and discharge and the clinical outcome.


    In one year from January until December 1997,857 adult patients were admitted in the medical ward ; 344 women in the female side, and 513 men in the male side.

    In both sexes the infectious diseases constituted 215 patients (25% of all the admissions), followed by cardiovascular system diseases and blood diseases, each 213 patients (24.8%), respiratory diseases 70 patients (8%), renal diseases 50 patients (6%) and hepatic diseases 22 patients (2.5%). Twenty patients (2% of total) were admitted because of diabetes mellitus, and also 20 patients were admitted due to snake and scorpion bites.

    Central nervous system diseases constituted 1% of total adult admissions.

    Poisoning, drug toxicity represented the minority of admissions.

    Yemeni patients constituted almost all admissions.


    Infectious diseases constituted the main cause of admissions in this hospital, health planners with the governments help, should try to solve these problems.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Hospitalisation, Admission hôpital, Maladie, Etiologie, Epidémiologie, Age, Adulte, Homme, Hôpital, Yémen, Asie, Sexe, Diagnostic, Pronostic, Durée

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospitalization, Hospital admission, Disease, Etiology, Epidemiology, Age, Adult, Human, Hospital, Yemen, Asia, Sex, Diagnosis, Prognosis, Duration

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

    Cote : 99-0320416

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 16/11/1999.