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A novel system to obtain addresses of out-patients--assessment in routine clinic practice in Madras, S. India.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6730007     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A novel method of obtaining accurate home addresses from out-patients was introduced as a routine procedure in 6 chest clinics of Madras City, following highly satisfactory results under study conditions. In this method, the patient is given a card (the address card), and asked to get his exact address entered on it by any knowledgeable person of his choice such as a landlord or neighbour. An assessment of the system was undertaken after it had been in operation for about 8 months. A complete and legible address was available for 82% of 3956 patients, the range in the 6 clinics being 74% to 91%. The main causes for failure were: not giving address card to patient (7%), patient not reattending the clinic (6%), and patient reattending but not returning the address card (3%). Corrective measures have now been introduced, and a re-assessment will be undertaken in due course.
Authors:
M C Satagopan; S Radhakrishna; K V Krishnaswami; P R Somasundaram; S P Tripathy; W Fox
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tubercle     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0041-3879     ISO Abbreviation:  Tubercle     Publication Date:  1984 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-07-09     Completed Date:  1984-07-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1273730     Medline TA:  Tubercle     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Ambulatory Care Facilities / organization & administration*
Appointments and Schedules
Humans
India
Records as Topic*
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / therapy

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