Utilization of emergency department, UKM medical centre: Pattern of patient

Wan Malissa Wan Mohd Aminuddin, Wan Rosmanira Ismail, Husyairi Harunarashid, Raymond Azman Ali, Ismail Mohd. Saiboon, Mohd Johar Jaafar

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Abstract

An emergency department (ED) is a front door for a hospital where a huge number of patients visit the department to seek immediate treatment. This has led to ED overcrowding. A cross sectional study was conducted to determine the pattern of patients attending the ED in a public teaching hospital in Malaysia. 2013 daily census data contained 66,603 patients were used. In this study, 62.1% of ED attendances are non-critical case. They commonly utilized the ED in the early morning, during weekends, and early part of the week. In conclusion, non-critical patients are seen to be the most frequent ED users. They are commonly present at the ED with minor problems. Hence, ED management should implement various solving methods in order to educate such people regarding the real functions of an ED.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-58
Number of pages6
JournalJurnal Teknologi
Volume78
Issue number4-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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  • ED attendances
  • ED overcrowding
  • Emergency department
  • Pattern of patient

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Utilization of emergency department, UKM medical centre : Pattern of patient. / Wan Mohd Aminuddin, Wan Malissa; Ismail, Wan Rosmanira; Harunarashid, Husyairi; Ali, Raymond Azman; Mohd. Saiboon, Ismail; Jaafar, Mohd Johar.

In: Jurnal Teknologi, Vol. 78, No. 4-4, 2016, p. 53-58.

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