The Project "Informatization of the General Practitioner" aimed at networking the work stations of a randomized set of 150 general practitioners equipped with the "Follow-Up System" software, for the collection of information related to the activity carried out, to be electronically transferred to a Central Unit was developed in the frame of the finalized Project of the National Research Council: "Prevention and Control of the Disease Factors". During the project activity, a study on prescribed hospitalizations was carried out. The contents of items regarding hospitalization diagnosis show that diagnoses concerning diseases included in chapter ICD-9: "Symptoms, signs and morbid conditions not well defined" represent 30.3% of the total; most of these undefined syndromes can be identified under the item "abdominal pain" with 18.2% of cases. Obviously in the case of appendicitis (12.1% of hospitalizations) the hospitalization carried out by the physician resulted to be necessary, in the case of biliar lithiasis (8 cases, 7.4%), the physician could have treated the patient without hospitalization. The interest of such data is to induce a sort of provocation in order to observe, within 8% of hospitalizations following abdominal pain, what rate of hospitalization could be avoided, giving the adequate support to the general practitioner in order to decide the behaviour to have.

Palombi, L., Buonomo, E., Capozzi, C., Fusiello, S., Mariotti, S., & Noce, A. (1997). THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER FACED WITH A DECISION ON HOSPITALIZATION. DATA ANALYSIS OF THE INFORMATION NETWORK FOLLOW-UP SYSTEM. RECENTI PROGRESSI IN MEDICINA, 88(9), 373-382.

THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER FACED WITH A DECISION ON HOSPITALIZATION. DATA ANALYSIS OF THE INFORMATION NETWORK FOLLOW-UP SYSTEM

PALOMBI, LEONARDO;BUONOMO, ERSILIA;CAPOZZI, CLAUDIO;
1997

Abstract

The Project "Informatization of the General Practitioner" aimed at networking the work stations of a randomized set of 150 general practitioners equipped with the "Follow-Up System" software, for the collection of information related to the activity carried out, to be electronically transferred to a Central Unit was developed in the frame of the finalized Project of the National Research Council: "Prevention and Control of the Disease Factors". During the project activity, a study on prescribed hospitalizations was carried out. The contents of items regarding hospitalization diagnosis show that diagnoses concerning diseases included in chapter ICD-9: "Symptoms, signs and morbid conditions not well defined" represent 30.3% of the total; most of these undefined syndromes can be identified under the item "abdominal pain" with 18.2% of cases. Obviously in the case of appendicitis (12.1% of hospitalizations) the hospitalization carried out by the physician resulted to be necessary, in the case of biliar lithiasis (8 cases, 7.4%), the physician could have treated the patient without hospitalization. The interest of such data is to induce a sort of provocation in order to observe, within 8% of hospitalizations following abdominal pain, what rate of hospitalization could be avoided, giving the adequate support to the general practitioner in order to decide the behaviour to have.
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Rilevanza internazionale
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Sì, ma tipo non specificato
Settore MED/42 - Igiene Generale e Applicata
Italian
General practitioner; Hospitalization; Network
adolescent; adult; aged; article; child; comparative study; computer network; computer program; diagnosis; female; follow up; general practice; hospitalization; human; infant; Italy; middle aged; preschool child; statistics; Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Child; Child, Preschool; Computer Communication Networks; Diagnosis; Family Practice; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Hospitalization; Humans; Infant; Italy; Middle Aged; Software
Palombi, L., Buonomo, E., Capozzi, C., Fusiello, S., Mariotti, S., & Noce, A. (1997). THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER FACED WITH A DECISION ON HOSPITALIZATION. DATA ANALYSIS OF THE INFORMATION NETWORK FOLLOW-UP SYSTEM. RECENTI PROGRESSI IN MEDICINA, 88(9), 373-382.
Palombi, L; Buonomo, E; Capozzi, C; Fusiello, S; Mariotti, S; Noce, A
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