Referral system in the Asir region, Saudi Arabia: a study on hospitals' referral coordination offices.
Coordination offices for referring patients to hospital are relay stations for afferent and efferent communications with primary health care centres.
Fourteen referral coordination offices in the Asir region were studied.
The physical structure of the offices was such as to enable the staff to work in optimal conditions.
The study revealed a lack of telephones in half of the offices.
The numbers of persons employed (2.7 +- 1.3) was satisfactory.
On the other hand a lack of qualified trained workers and a high turnover of staff deprived the offices of the experience needed to maintain a good performance.
A review of the registers showed that sufficient information was recorded in the form of personal data but there was a deficiency of data related to the referring centres.
Mots-clés Pascal : Organisme coordination, Hôpital, Arabie Saoudite, Evaluation performance, Epidémiologie, Politique sanitaire, Etude statistique, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Coordination institution, Hospital, Saudi Arabia, Performance evaluation, Epidemiology, Health policy, Statistical study, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0045867
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.