Eachyear more than 25% of nursing home patients are transferred to the emergency department or hospital for evaluation and treatment of infection.
These transfers may have an adverse impact on the quality and cost of patient care.
This study examined physician assessmentand management of acute infections in the nursing home.
A cross-sectional study was conducted of all acute urinary tract infections and lower respiratory tract infections occurring from February through june 1991 in eight randomly selected urban nursing homes.
The numbers of transfers to the emergency department or hospital were recorded along with identification of the clinical, psychosocial, and institutional factors that influenced the physician's decision to transfer.
Mots-clés Pascal : Complication, Homme, Hospitalisation, Décision, Médecin, Soin, Malade, A domicile, Infection
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Complication, Human, Hospitalization, Decision, Physician, Care, Patient, At home, Infection
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0433608
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 199406.