Profiles of workload in general surgery from linked hospital statistics.
Data from the Oxford Record Linkage Study between 1976 and 1986 were used to analyse statistical profiles of hospital care, taking account of multiple admissions per patient.
Admission rates were higher in the elderly than the young, they were higher for men than women, and they increased over time.
Episode-based admission rates increased by 15.5 per cent and person-based rates by 11.6 per cent.
Most of the increase therefore represented a real rise in the number of people treated rather than an increase in multiple admissions per person.
In the latest year of the study there was a mean of 125 admissions per annum per 100 male patients admitted and of 118 admissions per annum per 100 female patients admitted.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Epidémiologie, Traitement, Homme, Chirurgie, Hospitalisation, Oxford
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Epidemiology, Treatment, Human, Surgery, Hospitalization
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0650017
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.