The use of health services in the management of wound infection.
This study focuses on the use of health services by patients (n=1100) with a wound infection that warranted compensation in Finland during 1988-1990, under the no-fault insurance scheme instituted in 1987.
The use of services covered the basic hospitalization for the operation and the extra use of outpatient and inpatient services.
On average, the initial hospital stay for the basic operation was 9.2 days, but the patients required, on average, 33.2 extra hospital days and 3.9 extra outpatient visits.
The infection was detected after discharge in 62% of the cases.
The probability of any outpatient visits increased (P<0.05) if the initial hospital stay was short, if the infection was detected after discharge and if the patient was still receiving compensation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Bactériose, Infection, Plaie chirurgicale, Soin, Finlande, Europe, Hospitalisation, Ambulatoire, Hôpital, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Bacteriosis, Infection, Surgical wound, Care, Finland, Europe, Hospitalization, Ambulatory, Hospital, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0220874
Code Inist : 002B05B02P. Création : 199406.