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[Interdisciplinary emergency departments : First experiences from the ENT and head and neck perspective].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23202861     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Centralized emergency departments are becoming a major source of health care in Germany. In this study, we evaluated the importance for ENT health care.
METHODS: In a retrospective study, all ENT emergency patients between May and July 2011 were characterized by diagnosis, therapy, and urgency (measured using the Manchester Triage System [MTS]). General epidemiological data from the emergency department were recorded between 2009 and 2011.
RESULTS: Between 2009 and 2011, 50,699 patients were treated in the centralized emergency department of the University Hospital Bonn. A total of 15,658 (30.8%) needed ENT health care. During May 2011 to July 2011, ENT emergency patients had not only a wide variety of diseases but also a broad range of ages (0-98 years). Using the MTS, emergency patients (4% acute emergencies) were identified and urgency was determined prior to first contact with the physician.
CONCLUSION: ENT emergency care plays an important role for centralized emergency departments. Most of the patients have ENT diseases treatable as an outpatient in a single visit. MTS can be used to determine the appropriate level of urgency.
Authors:
T van Bremen; A Glien; I Gräff; A Gerstner; A Schröck
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  HNO     Volume:  60     ISSN:  1433-0458     ISO Abbreviation:  HNO     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985099R     Medline TA:  HNO     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  ger     Pagination:  1060-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Klinik und Poliklinik für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde/Chirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53105, Bonn, Deutschland, tobias.vanbremen@ukb.uni-bonn.de.
Vernacular Title:
Interdisziplinäre Notfallzentren : Erste Erfahrungen aus HNO-ärztlicher Sicht.
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