Background/Aims:The study aimed to determine the waiting times of the patients admitted to the general surgery clinic from an emergency department and to investigate the effectiveness of services.
Methods:1564 patients over the age of 18 admitted to the General Surgery Clinic from the emergency department of Health University BursaTraining and Research Hospital between 01.01.2018 and 31.12.2018 were included. Age, gender, admission and waiting times, the diagnoses, and surgical history or hospitalization were retrospectively analyzed. The difference between the admission time to the emergency department and the admission time to the general surgery clinic was accepted as waiting time.
Results:56% of the patients (n: 876) were male and the mean age was 49.9. The mean waiting time in the emergency department was 440.85 minutes and the mean hospital stay was 4.67 days. The minimum waiting time was in abdominal trauma (249.49 min) whereas the longest waiting time was in mesenteric ischemia (732.27 min) in the emergency department.
Conclusions: We believe that having a separate and senior
team in emergency services of work-intensive departments such as general
surgery will contribute to shortening waiting times and providing faster and
more effective health care.
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Yayımlanma Tarihi : 31 Aralık 2019
|EndNote||%0 Journal of Contemporary Medicine An Investigation of Waiting Times of Patients Admitted to the General Surgery Clinic from an Emergency Department %A Melih YÜKSEL , Halil KAYA , Faruk ÇAVDAR , Suna ERAYBAR ATMACA , Yeşim İŞLER %T An Investigation of Waiting Times of Patients Admitted to the General Surgery Clinic from an Emergency Department %D 2019 %J Journal of Contemporary Medicine %P -2667-7180 %V 9 %N 4 %R doi: 10.16899/jcm.625417 %U 10.16899/jcm.625417|