An analysis of the clinical practice of emergency medicine in emergency centres in the Western Cape

 

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dc.contributor.author Cohen, Kirsten Lesley en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-27T19:41:48Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-27T19:41:48Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Cohen, K. 2010. An analysis of the clinical practice of emergency medicine in emergency centres in the Western Cape. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10276
dc.description Includes abstract. en_ZA
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract To determine whether the current South African Emergency Medicine Curriculum is appropriate for the burden of disease seen by registrars in Cape Town Emergency Centres, a cross- sectional retrospective audit of 1283 clinical presentations from three secondary level ECs in Cape Town was done. The type of clinical presentations, investigations done and procedures per- formed were analysed. Basic descriptives are presented. The curriculum did not cover all the clinical conditions, procedures and investigations encountered by EM registrars in Cape Town. There were also multiple categories in the curriculum that were not encountered in EM practice at all. The investigations section correlated particularly poorly with the skills needed for the burden of disease seen in ECs in Cape Town. The curriculum should be redrafted guided by a practice analysis of EM. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Emergency Medicine en_ZA
dc.title An analysis of the clinical practice of emergency medicine in emergency centres in the Western Cape en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Division of Emergency Medicine en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MMed en_ZA
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