Referral patterns to the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Jacobs, Marian en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Lachman, Peter Irwin en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-14T09:35:28Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-14T09:35:28Z
dc.date.issued 1989 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Lachman, P. 1989. Referral patterns to the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/26634
dc.description.abstract This prospective descriptive study describes the referral patterns to the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. The study was conducted from 1st July to 31st December 1987 and entailed the collection of all referral letters presented (9288) to the hospital and the analysis of a sample of these letters (4702). The results indicated: * The patients are similar in terms of age and sex to those attending the Outpatients Department except that relatively fewer referred patients are Black. * The private sector, i.e. general practitioners, is the largest referral agency followed by Day Hospitals. * Most patients were ref erred to the Outpatients Department without an appointment. * Of the specialist clinics, the surgical clinics, i.e. Ophthalmology and Ear, Nose and Throat Clinics, were utilised the most. * The majority of patients (84,90%) were not admitted. * The contact made by the hospital with referral agents was poor (only in 30,30%). * The quality of information in referral letters was generally poor and did not contribute to patient care. Recommendations are made to the hospital and relevant health authorities. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Children - Hospitals - South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject.other Child health services - South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject.other Medical consultation - South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject.other Medical referral - South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject.other Child health services - South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject.other Hospitals, Pediatric en_ZA
dc.title Referral patterns to the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital 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 Department of Paediatrics and Child Health en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MMed en_ZA
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